Monthly Archives: April 2012

Yogi Was Right

The very first Highland Blessing Meal was last night, a wonderful launch in many ways. It is a free, nutritious meal provided each Thursday night at the Highland Center from 6-7PM, intended for people in the Highland neighborhood.  As you can see in the pictures, we use round tables (for conversation and relationship building), real […]

Words for When There Is a Suicide

I received news early this week that someone I knew took his own life on Sunday night. He was a few grades ahead of me, but I knew him as a role model in our youth group as well as in sports. He was always the coolest person I knew, even after losing all his […]

5 Ways to Use Evernote with Preaching

5 Ways to Use Evernote in Sermon Writing 1.)  To collect ideas and support information. It provides a trusted and accessible collection point for ideas. I tend to have great ideas when I am not anywhere my computer or pen.  The only place I don’t take my phone is in the shower (and I’m thinking of a […]

Women, Noners, Evernote, and Education

Four articles I recommend from the two Sunday papers I read are: Pick the Best Solution for North LA by Mike Woods, in the Shreveport Times What Would Jesus Do at the Masters? by Maureen Dowd in the New York Times Those without Religious Affiliation aren’t Necessarily Rejecting God by Philip Clayton, in the Shreveport Times […]

Finding Life in an Ancient Seed–Easter Sermon

“Finding New Life at Death” Delivered to Church for the Highlands Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 Audio here I had a math teacher once who, after explaining a complicated problem or solution, would ask us, “Do you understand what I am saying?” as a way to provide an opportunity for clarification. I honestly believe that […]

Must rise from the dead?

My sermon text for tomorrow is John 20:1-18. Though I have preached from this many a Easter, there is always something here that reaches out and grabs my attention. It is a long passage of Scripture, presenting many places for reflection and application. In times past, I have focused on the arrival at the tomb, […]

Good Friday Poetry to Read Tonight

I found this treasure of Good Friday poetry, a good read to put things into context this Good Friday night: Good Friday: Poetry for reflection from Auden, Berry, Cairns and Levertov | Theology and Culture: a theoblog for creativity, pop culture and God stuff.

Haiku Maundy Thursday

His own agenda 30 shekels of silver Garden betrayal ————————– Upper room at night Reclining with wine and bread A Maundy Thursday ———————- Upper Room to tomb It causes me to tremble Verses of Passion

Walter Breuggeman on Holy Week

A Word for All Mourners

The OT text for this Sunday is powerfully encouraging. It is a great foundation for each day of Holy Week, especially for Easter Sunday. It is Isaiah 25:6-9 (NRSV, from Oremus Bible Browser) On this mountain the Lord of hosts will make for all peoples a feast of rich food, a feast of well-matured wines, […]