May 8, 2016 “Read and Tell” – Luke 24:44-3

Luke 24:44-53 “Read and Tell” May 8, 2016 – Ascension Sunday “No Daddy! That’s not how it goes!” That’s what one of my daughters would say when I endeavored to relieve the mind-numbing boredom of reading aloud for the fifty-seventh time one of their favorite books. One that really got to me was a horribly […]

April 24, 2016 “City Life” – Revelation 21

Revelation 21 “City Life” April 24, 2016 – Fifth Sunday of Easter Beth and I will spend a couple nights at the coast next month. Many of you do that too. Here in the Willamette Valley we are nicely positioned to enjoy all the best of God’s creation, whether it’s a walk on the beach […]

April 17, 2016 “144k+” – Revelation 7

Revelation 7 “144k+” April 17, 2016 – Fourth Sunday of Easter Last week I filled out an on-line survey for Fred Meyer. They offered me 50 extra fuel points. I gave in and spent 10 minutes answering questions about whether I was “satisfied,” “very satisfied,” or “dissatisfied” with product selection, cashier service and cleanliness of […]

April 10, 2016 “Lion and Lamb” – Revelation 5

Revelation 5 “Lion and Lamb” April 10, 2016 – Third Sunday of Easter I love Aslan. I came to that love a little later than some do. In college I first read C. S. Lewis’s beloved children’s stories, the Chronicles of Narnia. My problem was I discovered Lewis in junior high. I read The Screwtape […]

April 3, 2016 “Start to Finish” – Revelation 1:4-20

Revelation 1:4-20 “Start to Finish” April 3, 2016 – Second Sunday of Easter Your supervisor demonstrates the new software for twenty minutes. Or perhaps she hands out the new accounting protocol and explains it a little bit. Maybe he gives you an instruction booklet for the new machine. But in each case a person gives […]

March 27, 2016 “Vindication” – Luke 24:1-12

Luke 24:1-12 “Vindication!” March 27, 2016 – Easter Faithful Duck basketball fans hoped to be vindicated this year. It’s been a long time coming. Their last and only national championship was in 1939. They’ve only played into the NCAA tournament 14 times in the last 77 years. Out of those fourteen, they only got to […]