Not the End of the Story

In the more than twenty years that I’ve been in the pulpit, my mom never heard one of my sermons. She said, half jokingly, that she didn’t need her kid preaching at her. Today, though, I want to share the sermon that she told with her life… to share with you the message of hope,…

Mind the Gap: We Stand Between the Kingdom of God & the World

Some of us retreated to Bishop’s Ranch in Healdsburg last weekend. It was a wonderful time. For me, it was wonderful because I got to know some people a little better. Plus we were well taken care of—good food, comfortable places to sleep, and lots of leisure time. The lack of some things, like cell…

In Defense of ‘Doubting’ Thomas

Have you ever heard anyone say “Don’t be such a doubting Thomas!”? It’s a phrase that has come to refer to anyone who is skeptical, anyone who demands concrete proof and direct personal experience as a condition for belief. Of course, that saying developed based on this passage of the Gospel that we heard this…