Who Has Sinned? | A Devo on John 9:1-12

Who Has Sinned? | A Devo on John 9:1-12

It may seem strange to us to hear the words in John 9:1-12. Jesus and his disciples come upon a man who had been born blind and the knee-jerk response the disciples had to his condition was, “Who has sinned, him or his parents?” Why do you suppose they...
Terence Fretheim on God, Evil, and Suffering

Terence Fretheim on God, Evil, and Suffering

The new sermon series on Tough Questions begins this weekend. The congregation took the month of June to turn in questions that they would like to have addressed in a sermon. We compiled them and came up with four biggies. This weekend I will be wrestling with one of...
A Sketch of Romans 6:1-14

A Sketch of Romans 6:1-14

I’m going to preach Romans 6:1-14 for the Confirmation Service on Sunday (it is the text from the Narrative Lectionary and it is perfect for this event). The theme is Alive in Christ. Here is a sequence of images that help me think through Paul’s argument....
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