Monday, November 28, 2016

Sermon: "In Living Color: Landscapes", Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11; Mark 8:27-33; Revelation 21:1-7 (November 27, 2016)


Sermon video here.

(First in an Advent series, "In Living Color")


When I was a kid, I was part of a prestigious children’s choir in my hometown. It was so prestigious, in fact, that we were always asked to sing in the city-sponsored performance of Handel’s “Messiah” each year—you know, every kid’s dream. I got to sit through two or three hours of classical music in the itchy skirt, starched button-down shirt and red bow-tie that was my choir uniform, all while listening to God’s Word in the form of classical music. No wonder I became a pastor, huh?

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pushing Away the Dark

As many of you know (and to the consternation of many) I am one of those awful, terrible breed of people who (Gasp! Horror of horrors!) begins to listen to Christmas music early.

Whenever anyone has chosen to engage me in discussion about this topic rather than simply expressing their disgust (similar to the surprisingly intense disdain of many for Pumpkin Spice Lattes--another aversion that I simply don't understand) I've told them that a lot of it has to do with my struggle with depression.