Are You “All In?”

We’ve began our new teaching series called “All In.”  Listen to the intro sermon here. The biblical book of Deuteronomy reminds us that the choices we make – make all the difference! Some resources for this ten week journey: I highlighted an article from Yale University responding to the allegation that education has stopped asking […]

What’s the use!

When the world seems to be coming unglued, it’s easy to lean toward despair or acedia or worse. On October 22, 1939, Lewis preached at the University Church of St. Mary in Oxford. I had the privilege of hearing an English orator re-enact the sermon at this church when I attended a conference in Oxford a […]

Beauty and the Beast

In an earlier post, “Beauty will save the World,”  I highlighted the last section of the poem by Czeslaw Milosz called One More Day. Milosz lived through the horrors of attrocities in 20th cent. Europe. He draws attention to the reality of moral absolutes built in by God. In light of the current raw evils that […]

‘Honest to God’ – Pouring out our hearts

In our series on Prayer, we looked at Hannah as a beautiful example of the Psalmist’s invitation: “Pour out your heart before Him.” (Psalm 62:8) You can listen to the podcast here. Let me add an excerpt from Foster’s Prayer: Finding The Heart’s True Home in a  chapter  he calls Simple Prayer. In Simple Prayer […]

Learn to ‘Wrestle’ in Prayer!

Sunday’s sermon explored the vivid image of “Wrestling in Prayer.” You can listen here. It has much to teach us about prayer as the real work of the Christian disciple. This Greek verb, agonizomai, is translated variously as “struggle, agonize, toil, labor, work hard, and wrestle.” We see it in action with patriarch Jacob in Genesis […]