February 19, 2017 “Fireproof” – I Corinthians 3:10-23

I Corinthians 3:10-23 “Fireproof” February 19, 2017 – Seventh Sunday after Epiphany Ancient Corinth is still there, even its toilets. My daughters were delighted when they discovered two-thousand-year-old stone latrine holes still intact in its ruins. The builders of the city to which Paul wrote built well. In fact, the remains of the temple of […]

February 12, 2017 “Grow Up” – I Corinthians 3:1-9

I  Corinthians 3:1-9 “Grow Up” February 12, 2017 – Sixth Sunday after Epiphany Paul has two simple words for so-called “baby Christians.” “Grow up!” That’s our lesson today from the third chapter of his first letter to Corinth. Christians are meant to mature, to make progress in spiritual life, to become more and more like […]

January 29, 2017 “Foolishness” – I Corinthians 1:18-31

I  Corinthians 1:18-31 “Foolishness” January 29, 2017 – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany Does sacrifice make sense? Roger Ebert the film critic didn’t think so. My wife Beth taught a week-long course on philosophy and film at the beginning of this month. She had her class watch “Of Gods and Men.” It’s the story of French […]

January 22, 2017 “Non-Partisan” – I Corinthians 1:10-17

I  Corinthians 1:10-17 “Non-Partisan” January 22, 2017 – Third Sunday after Epiphany I went to an elementary school named after a comedian, Will Rogers Elementary in Santa Monica, California. When it came to politics, Rogers had lots to say, but he attributed that to the politicians themselves. He said, “There’s no trick to being a […]

January 15, 2017 “Big Secret” – Ephesians 3:1-12

Ephesians 3:1-12 “Big Secret” January 15, 2017 – Epiphany Sunday The Maroons are not a football powerhouse. But something incredibly powerful happened at Stagg Field at the University of Chicago. The greatest play ever to occur there came when the University of Chicago didn’t even have a football team. In 1942, the field and bleachers […]