Giving Up Church for Lent

I didn't grow up in a Christian tradition that celebrated Ash Wednesday or Lent. In fact, we were not-so-subtly taught that it was something strange or silly that Catholics did. (We were also not-so-subtly taught that Catholics were probably not real Christians.) But when I became a Presbyterian as … Read more about Giving Up Church for Lent

Letting Go

A sermon on Mark 10:17-31 for the First Sunday of Lent at the Jazz at 4:00 service at Fourth Presbyterian Church. The scripture and sermon were preceded by a stunning jazz rendition of U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For". From time to time, as a pastor, I’ll hear something like … Read more about Letting Go