COME TO ITALY: A Church & Art History Tour!

From Pompeii to Florence, join me for trip of a lifetime as we explore the history of the church through the art, architecture and culture of Italy! Few experiences touch my soul like the joy of travel, the beauty of art and standing in the presence of history.  To see a Roman city (Pompeii) as Paul […]

Clean Slates, Fresh Starts and What Really Makes Things New

For me, another January 1st begs the question: Is “new” really possible?  New in the sense of a genuinely a clean slate, a fresh start, even new heart or a new creation? I want to say yes, but the combination of my awareness of a finite universe, my limited capacities  and many failed “resolutions” leave me wondering. […]

Advent 4 – Peace of Mind and Peace on Earth

How one over-busy pastor remembers that you can’t be a part of peace on earth until you find peace within (and with God). In this episode I take a pretty personal look at what to do when the internal angst is up, satisfaction with the state of the world is low and prayer feels impossible. […]

Advent 3 – Joyful, Joyful…Why? – or- When the Future Interrupted the Present

For centuries the church has linked Isaiah 35 with abounding joy. (If searching for a reason to sing “Joy to the World,” the church would put this passage high on the list of reasons why!) In this episode, I do my best to explain why this poetic vision is cause for rejoicing, how it is […]