May 28, 2017 “His Foot Down” – Ephesians 1:15-23

Ephesians 1:15-23 “His Foot Down” May 28, 2017 – Ascension Sunday I’d like Jesus to put His foot down. That’s what you have to do sometimes. When the children bounce the ball against the house too often while you’re studying, or your spouse comes home drunk yet again, or an employee calls in sick on […]

May 14, 2017 “Truth and Love” – II John

II John “Truth and Love” May 14, 2017 – Fifth Sunday of Easter I grew up in Santa Monica, California. I probably just wasn’t paying attention when we talked about our city’s history in school, but I was at least in college before I knew that it was named after one of the greatest mothers […]

May 7, 2017 “Hospitality” – III John

III John “Hospitality” May 7, 2017 – Fourth Sunday of Easter I often make too much food. Whether it’s pancakes for our Friday morning men’s breakfast, or meatballs for the open house Beth and I host each year, or tacos for a few guests for dinner, I regularly have us set out more than the […]

April 30, 2017 “Walking” – Luke 24:13-35

Luke 24:13-35 “Walking” April 30, 2017 – Third Sunday of Easter Some of my best memories are walks. I’ve hiked with the Scouts in the Sierras, meandered around the twin lakes at Notre Dame with my wife-to-be, sweated up trails with my daughters in Arizona, and I still enjoy getting out to backpack with a […]

April 23, 2017 “Faith” – John 20:19-31

John 20:19-31 “Faith” April 23, 2017 – Second Sunday of Easter Somewhere between 70 and 90 percent of Christian young people will leave the church and their faith in college.[1] That distressing statistic came to roost in our own family a few years ago when our youngest daughter wrote us a long letter explaining that […]

April 16, 2017 “No End, No Fear” – Matthew 28:1-10

Matthew 28:1-10 “No End, No Fear” April 16, 2017 – Easter On our first date, 39 years ago, Beth and I went to a movie. Then we drank tea and talked until about 2 a.m. Our early dates were all like that. We would go out on Friday evening and I would drive home in […]