James 2:1-9 “Let’s Go to the Movies” (Fried Green Tomatoes)

Those of you who know me are aware that I love to watch movies. In many ways movies have become a powerful art form of communication for the contemporary world. Now I know there are many movies that are exploitative and which pander to the base desires of humanity. And… Continue reading

Job 42:1-6 “Out of the Whirlwind”

(This is the second sermon preached on the Book of Job. The first sermon found as “Job1:1-2:13; 42:7-17 “A Question of Motive” should be read first. The beginning of that first sermon explains the distinction between the prose and poetry parts of the Book of Job.) In the vast poetry… Continue reading

Mechtild of Magdeburg (1210-1280)

We live in a day when people are searching for meaning, belonging, and God. Far too many are finding no consolation or guidance in our mobile, rootless, and shallow culture. When we consider religious affiliation in this country, the largest growing group is not Evangelicals, Fundamentalists, or Pentecostals. And we… Continue reading