Was Jesus Born to Die?

I preached this sermon on Sunday at the afternoon jazz worship service at Fourth Presbyterian Church. It weaves together a couple of earlier blog

Does Everything Happen for a Reason?

When I was in high school, my favorite youth group leader was a man named Dave. I don't recall him being an especially astute biblical scholar or a

God Is With Us

I preached this sermon at the 6:00 PM Christmas Eve family service at Fourth Presbyterian Church last week. The primary text was the story of Jesus'

Confirmation Questions

Each year I begin our youth confirmation experience by asking our eighth grade students to write down the questions they have about God, faith, and

Eighth Grade Faith Questions

For me, faith is as much (or more) about the questions than it is about the answers. Each year at the beginning of their confirmation experience, I

Change Happens

Reading: Acts 10:1-33 Reflection In college I was introduced to the historical and critical study of religion. As it applies to my own Christian