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 announcing God's good news, saying, "Now is the time! Here comes God's kingdom! Change your hearts and lives, and trust this good news!" … Read more about The Good News I Have Preached

Playing at Presbyterianism

Carmen Fowler LaBerge of the Layman recently posted a reflection titled "Commentary on a Comment: 'People are Going to Hell While You're Playing at Presbyterianism." She wrote it after attending the Covenant Network conference on marriage a few weeks ago and last week's World Outreach Encounter of … Read more about Playing at Presbyterianism

Christianity Without Heaven or Hell

Back in the fall I taught a four week adult education class at Fourth Church called "Christianity Without Heaven or Hell." It was basically a study of Rob Bell's 2011 book, Love Wins. I opened that class with this video, which I have used from time to time in my work with youth. I used it … Read more about Christianity Without Heaven or Hell

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