Do you have something to die for?

Our country has spent the past few days mourning the deaths of Aretha Frankin, The Queen of Soul, and Senator John McCain, the Maverick. It is befitting during times of mourning that we ponder the inescapable question: Do I have something to die for? This year marks the 50-year anniversary of the assassination of preacherContinue reading “Do you have something to die for?”

Time: The Essential Investment

I love the Gospel of John. I find it the most theologically challenging Gospel account, and I appreciate the ways it allows us to look into the intimate relationships and conversations that Jesus had with ordinary people. John’s Gospel includes the reverent yet warm exchanges between Jesus and his relative, John the Baptist. It givesContinue reading “Time: The Essential Investment”

What Does Church Hospitality Look Like?

There is an old cereal commercial that begins by panning across a field of tall stalks of golden wheat. The viewers then see an image of a large family house and an intimate group of people running through the wheat fields to the home. Before the commercial ends, the narrator reminds us, “If you feedContinue reading “What Does Church Hospitality Look Like?”