Your Unique Family

Your Unique Family

One of the traps we can fall into as suburban families is the trap called COMPARISON. Some people like to call it “Keeping up with the Joneses.” The cultural message sent to each suburban family goes like this: You are not enough how you are now, You must...
Your Unique Family

Resurrection and the Unfolding Universe

Four things have converged this morning that make for an interesting question. How can we believe in the resurrection of the dead in this secular age? The four points of convergence: First, we read the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from dead this past weekend, found...
Why the Incarnation is So Important

Why the Incarnation is So Important

I had another convergence experience this morning. It was the convergence of our text for this week, John 3:1-21, with Richard Rohr’s daily meditation, and the presentation I made to our 9th graders this past Sunday. First, our text records the conversation between...
Your Unique Family

Come and See, Not Come and Look

Is there a difference between seeing and looking? I ask this question because, once again, our worship theme interacts nicely with Richard Rohr’s daily meditation. Last weekend we preached from John 1:35-51 where Jesus invites the disciples to “come and see” where he...
Your Unique Family

Love is Self-Emptying

How can we actually love our neighbor? Our theme this week is Love All. It is the fourth and final installment of our Advent Conspiracy series. I’ve been blogging about it all week. So far I’ve created two visual meditations (here and here) and have been...
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