Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Whatever happens, my dear brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. This is what the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Philippi in Philippians 3:1 as he was preparing to explain the value of our relationship with Christ. I particularly like his exhortation because...
We Are Easter People

We Are Easter People

  In 2006, while suffering the humiliation and consequences of my own sinfulness, I received an email from a Los Angeles Times reporter, whom I’d never met, with this message: “Remember, we are Easter People!” Easter is the day we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from...
False Expectations

False Expectations

False Expectations – Palm Sunday shook me up. After leading Palm Sunday worship services in church for 40 years, it finally dawned on me that the celebration of Palm Sunday was based on the false expectations of the crowd in Jerusalem. They believed Jesus was...