Three Ordinary Radicals

In our series, ALL IN! we come to the 8th Commandment against stealing. I called it, “Who are you Robbing?“  which you can access here. We highlighted three doctors – ordinary servants of Christ – who have freely given their lives out of love for God and their African neighbors. Their stories teach us the depth of […]

C.S. Lewis on Chastity and Lust

The 7th Commandment on adultery, as with the other commandments, is miles deep. It guards the sacredness of sex and marriage. Listen to Cheryl Lavornia’s recent sermon (“What’s Love Got to Do With It?”)  for the straight talk on adultery and associated de-humanizers! C.S.L. has a classic word about the true problem with lust. Here […]

‘You’re killing me!’ – the many faces of destructive talk

Death and life are in the power of the tongue…!  Proverbs (18:21) The 6th Commandment against murder guards the sacredness of human life. In our series, “All In” I called this teaching, “You’re Killing Me: The 6th Commandment and the Sacredness of Human Life,” which I encourage you to listen to here.  I crafted what I called an […]

Honor Authority*

In our series called “All In,” we’re mining the gold deep within the Ten Commandments. The 5th Commandment sermon: “Honor to Whom Honor is Due,” (available on audio here) travels from parenting to work-place to church authority. The Fifth Commandment is about much more than a happy family, but you may be blessed to see Larry Crabb’s ‘definition’ or […]

Don’t miss your Sabbath!

Sabbath-keeping should be one of the joys of life!  Listen to Cheryl Lavornia’s sermon in our All In series to find out why. I’ll add a couple of my favorite Sabbath quotes: “…on the best of these sabbath days, I experience a lovely freedom from expectations – other people’s and also my own. I go free […]

Psalm 119 ~ Bonhoeffer’s Unfinished Book

I have three of the 17 volumes of Bonhoeffer’s Complete annotated works translated from the German over a 20 year span. They include background notes from scholars and often fascinating detail from the margin of his Bibles, letters previously unpublished, etc. One gem in Vol. 15 is the notes he began on each verse of Psalm 119 – […]

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 […]