Why, not When or Where or How

This sermon serves as an introduction to this new series and is based on Genesis 6:1-8. SERIES OVERVIEW: Water, water everywhere, God destroys the world he loves in a blink! Water, water everywhere Explain all of this and tell me what to think! Let’s face it, the flood narrative is hard to understand.  Kids love it because it involves animals marching two-by-two and rainbows and an epic sea voyage.  What’s not to love?  But geologists frown upon it because they see no confirmation anywhere for a universal flood.  And that evidence is hard to dismiss.  But some theologians still hold fast.  They even build life-size arks in Kentucky (admission is only $48!). But other theologians just shake their heads.  For them a myth is as good as a denial.  Giants and world annihilation, a curse and a promise, animals and offerings, unchecked evil and an unleashed chaos, a righteous Noah and a naked Noah, an ark and a new

By |2018-07-31T15:29:52+00:00July 29th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, Water Water Everywhere|Tags: , , , |

Truly Great Parents

This sermon is based on Luke 1:46-55. SERIES OVERVIEW: Parenting is impossible, and nothing is more impossible. And, at the same time, nothing is more important or more wonderful. And kids are great (unless they are being impossible, which they tend to be, oftentimes). Now, for impossible times like this, what we need is the Bible. But the Bible is not a “How-to Manual” that gives five-easy-steps to parenting success. Instead, the Bible speaks grace into our lives so that we have hope in times of need. And the Bible gives us principles so that we can have a clear vision for what’s important in life. And the Bible inclines our hearts to wisdom so we can learn to navigate life. And the Bible gives us plenty of examples of bad parenting so we can learn from their mistakes (and yes, it also gives us a sufficient number of examples of good parenting, too). See, being

By |2018-07-27T20:54:04+00:00July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Errant Parent|Tags: , , |

Truly Errant Parents

This sermon is based on 1 Samuel 2:22-25. SERIES OVERVIEW: Parenting is impossible, and nothing is more impossible. And, at the same time, nothing is more important or more wonderful. And kids are great (unless they are being impossible, which they tend to be, oftentimes). Now, for impossible times like this, what we need is the Bible. But the Bible is not a “How-to Manual” that gives five-easy-steps to parenting success. Instead, the Bible speaks grace into our lives so that we have hope in times of need. And the Bible gives us principles so that we can have a clear vision for what’s important in life. And the Bible inclines our hearts to wisdom so we can learn to navigate life. And the Bible gives us plenty of examples of bad parenting so we can learn from their mistakes (and yes, it also gives us a sufficient number of examples of good parenting, too). See,

By |2018-07-27T20:54:21+00:00July 15th, 2018|Categories: Sermon, The Errant Parent|Tags: , , , |