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

Get Up!

This is a sermon I preached yesterday. The text is Acts 9:36-43. Eleven days ago violent storms ripped through many parts of our country. I

Suffering and Divine Causality

Was it providential (or synchronistic) that this devotion I wrote over a month ago would come out two days after Richard Mourdock's comments about

God Doesn’t Cause Rape

Debates about abortion aren't typically in my wheelhouse, but reflecting on God's activity in the world is. In particular, I am consistently