Revelation 12:1-5 In a splendid, but ridiculous, series of events an artist (Maurizio Cattelan) created art by duct taping a banana to the wall. So profound (some said a-peel-ing) the art sold for 120 thousand dollars. On display people began taking selfies with the art. Then, later that week, another artist, David Datuna, approached the […]Read more "The Point"
Luke 2:1-7 Friday morning I volunteered in the school and was reading with a student. It is a fun chapter book about a supervillain who does not want to be bad. The student was impressed he was able to read a book so thick and flipped to the back — Over 300 pages! This was […]Read more "Imagining with God"
Over vacation we toured the Gateway Arch in St Louis. It was as I remembered from my childhood. We rode up in white eggs, styled straight from the 60’s. They are tight for our family of six (a large family forces out claustrophobia!). And the view from the top was spectacular — looking out over […]Read more "Gateway"
“But you, O Bethlehem, though you are small…” Bethlehem was backwoods, podunk. In the US it would be the declining rural town, with one flashing light. Blink and you miss it… in your race to catch up to where everyone else is going. But we know the rest of the verse from Micah, “out of […]Read more "Small Stars, Big Lights"
“Ultimately evil is done not so much by evil people, but by good people who do not know themselves and who do not probe deeply.” — Reinhold Niebuhr Our travel agent just called. Delta Airlines is pulling out of Haiti. In October our team was preparing to leave for Haiti. The Sunday before our departure, […]Read more "Folding up Umbrellas"
Prepare your hearts of worship by Reading Acts 12:1-19. In the middle of the night, I heard Ezekiel crying out “Daddy!” This does not happen – normally he comes and gets me. So I stumbled out of bed and into his room. Only his covers were pulled back into a pile on the side. So I went […]Read more "Always Here"
On Sunday – as I showed slides and pew research data – I realized I gave you way too much information to process. But the topic is really important. So here is the core slide again (or click here for the full Pew Research article). The headline finding is that for the first time less […]Read more "Better than OK"