Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed

Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed

  Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed The Story of the Village of Le Chambon and How Goodness Happened There by Philip Hallie Today’s column is a Memory Maker book review. Memory Maker books are those that are not recent publications, but which come to mind...

Animation — 6/7/15

Stories (homiletics often calls them illustrations) do not serve as ancillary to a sermon.  They ARE the sermon.  A good story carries the entire message if it’s brought to life through animation.  Don’t illustrate, animate.  Allow your story to come to life, so that...

The Glow

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Elephants and Lambs

My favorite gospel, the Gospel of John is “the flower of all Scripture,” wrote third century theologian Origen of Alexandria (184-254). Its roots go so far down that the gospel’s “deep and hidden meaning no one can ever fully gather.” Gregory the Great (AD 540-604) in...

Jesus of the Scars

“Jesus of the Scars” By Edward Shillito (1872-1948)   IF we have never sought, we seek thee now,      Thine eyes burn through the dark, our only stars, We must have sight of them—pricks on thy brow,      We must hare thee, O Jesus of the Scars.   The heavens…...