Secret Names
Sermons

Secret Names

Our understanding of God springs directly from our desire to name God. Yes, we have the word “God,” but in our experience those three letters do not do justice to the sublime coherence of grace and love and communion that we feel when we stumble into God’s presence. So God has given us the gift of naming God as a Trinity of persons, which helps us see and relate to God. (Bonus: SPOILERS on my impending children) Continue reading

Six Word Witness
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Six Word Witness

Over the last fifty years or so, the church has lost its primacy in American society; at the same time, the story we all share — the story of God and God’s people — has not been shared effectively. We are in a new apostolic moment, in which the world is hungry and we have good news to share. And we can do it six words at a time. Continue reading

Living the Story
Sermons

Living the Story

Jesus offers us a life of meaning, purpose, and fulfillment; the kind of life the Creator meant for us to live. Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to tell the story of the Gospel in a sermon, lest we forget (or so we can learn it for the first time). Here, I tell the story to talk about different facets of the life Jesus offers to us all. Continue reading