Is there a loophole with forgiveness?

Learning how to forgive in church

“Stopping for Burning Bushes” Exodus 3:1-15Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, August 30, 2020 Have you ever had one of those experiences with something so unexpected and unusual that it became a life-changing experience? Such experiences are often referred to as “divine appointments” or burning bush experiences. What we’ve just heard in our first reading […]

Message Manuscript for “A Different Pledge of Allegiance”Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, August 23, 2020 Did you see the video of Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond’s son reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at the DNC this past week? Here it is in case you missed it. Isn’t that great? And you will notice that he […]

“Jesus, a ‘Canaanite Woman’, and Inclusion”   Matthew 15:21-28Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, August 16, 2020 Palestinians and Jews, Republicans and Democrats, Black and white, gay and straight, rich and poor, quarantined and non-quarantined, member and non-member, Karens and non-Karens, Boomers and everyone else, masked and non-masked, employed and unemployed, distance learner and in-person. These […]

“How to Walk on Water” Matthew 14:22-33Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, August 9, 2020 Have you ever seen the popular video of the lizard that walks on water? It’s been given the nickname, “Jesus Lizard.” It’s mesmerizing to watch and makes you wonder how in the world it can move like that on top […]

“Pop-Up Jesus” Matthew 14:13-21Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, August 2, 2020 Where do you go to find solitude and serenity right now? That seems like an easy question to answer, but maybe not since we’ve had to stay at home so much since mid-March. Getting away from it all may not be so easy […]

“The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like” Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, July 26, 2020 While outside with our pets recently, getting bitten and swatting at something I could barely see, I remembered how small things matter and how someone once said, “If you think small things don’t matter, you’ve never been in […]

Does God speak to us through our dreams?

“Seeds to Sow in Shreveport”Delivered to Church for the HighlandsSunday, July 12, 2020    Rev. Dr. John Henson What’s your favorite summer vegetable or fruit–fresh corn on the cob, beans, squash, tomatoes, a juicy peach, or how about watermelon? We are surrounded by truckloads of produce at the grocery store or at the farmer’s market, […]