My reflection on the Gospel reading from Proper 28C on The Hardest Question. The Sky is Falling! Everything is Fine! (This is resolve, Jesus-style) Gospel Reading: Luke 21:5-19  For Year C 26th Sunday after Pentecost Who doesn’t love to preach on these doomsday apocalyptic texts?! In addition to being used…

Here’s another former post of mine from the Hardest Question, this one from the 23rd Sunday after Pentecost. This one is focused on the epistle reading from Thessalonians.   Epistle Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 For Year C 26th Sunday after Pentecost There was a time when one could read this…

Hey all, Years ago, I was part of a community of pastors and writers who did a project called The Hardest Question. The goal was to read the lectionary text and figure out the hardest question we could ask of it. We had a great run, and lots of fun,…

The past few weeks I’ve been resting in this beautiful verse from 1 John 4:16- For we have come to believe and to know the love God has for us. It’s so simple. You’ve probably read through this passage before and skipped right over it. Today, I invite you to…

I’m delighted to announce that Fortress Press will be releasing a tenth anniversary edition of my first book, The Boundary Breaking God: An Unfolding Story of Hope and Promise in 2019 and will include a new foreword from me. This book was my way as a young pastor of making…

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