Follow the Metaphor –Preaching Tip for 23 June 2019

Follow the metaphor: Metaphors are like rabbits. You need to chase them down holes and into crevices and into the past wormholes in order to find their origins and their history. Once you understand them in their contexts, you can transport them into current context....

Pastor’s Prayer for 23 June 2019

Come, O Holy Ghost, the Lord and Lifegiver; take up Thy dwelling within my soul, and make of it Thy sacred temple.Make me live by grace as an adopted son of God.Pervade all the energies of my soul, and create in me a fountain of living water springing up into life...

Second Sunday After Pentecost

Last week we celebrated Trinity Sunday as well as the Baptism of Jesus.  This week, I wanted to focus even more on Jesus.  As I read through the verses and stories for this week in the Revised Lectionary and The Story Lectionary, I was overwhelmed by the presence of...
The Laws of Human Nature

The Laws of Human Nature

The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene (2018) ISBN: 9780525428145 hardcover –Review by Douglas Balzer As an avid student of human beings, the title of this book caught my attention. Then I did my research on the author, Robert Greene, I found a remarkable...