Ears to Hear and Eyes to See

Scripture Reading: Luke 8:1-15 Reflection If the gospel has the power to transform lives and change the world, ideally it would be easy to

The Good News I Have Preached

This is my final Fourth Church Daily Devotion, published today. Scripture Reading---Mark 1:14-15 After John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee

Songs of Our Mothers

I delivered this brief homily as an introduction to an extended performance by Lucy Smith at our afternoon jazz worship service today. Lucy's latest

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

Forfeiting Power

A few more thoughts on so-called "religious freedom" legislation, especially for my Christian sisters and brothers. I have heard it said in these

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