“It’s Friday but Sunday’s a’comin.”

Tony Campolo’s famous sermon is classic. (It is actually his version of an unnamed black preacher’s sermon who apparently wasn’t fortunate enough to have it recorded). If you haven’t heard it – here’s a 3-minute excerpt.  You won’t be sorry. We will celebrate Good Friday this year with a collaborative Night of Worship along with … More “It’s Friday but Sunday’s a’comin.”


I grew up in one of those churches. You know, the ones that practiced the very literal practice of “feet washing.” This is not the service you want to invite your unchurched friends to attend, because it usually freaks them out. As a child I remember watching the process with amazement. First, men and women … More SERVE WEEK


(Excerpted from last year’s musing of Easter) Mark 14:3-10 3 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.  4 Some of those present were saying … More GIVE WEEK


Invitations are powerful. Especially if your name is on it. If someone throws out a general invitation to anyone with free time, you can take it or leave it. But if your name shows up on a printed invitation, you take it more seriously. If it is engraved, or hand written in calligraphy or something, … More INVITE WEEK


Advent is awesome – it gives us a season to anticipate Christmas and keeps my heart in tune with the real reason for our celebration. But Easter is another matter. I feel shorted and I am a little bitter about it. There is no Easter music station to tune into. We don’t get Easter music … More JOURNEY to EASTER


Tis the season for whipping ourselves into shape. Christmas is over. And now folks are turning over a new leaf and making tall claims on how they will better themselves in the coming year. We are determined to be more disciplined; physically, spiritually, relationally. Kudos to that. Not to be a pessimist but I think … More “Whapahh!”

New job, new year

(yes, I know it’s New Years Day, but let’s pretend I posted it yesterday) It’s still December.  And I usually enjoy my Christmas ambiance a bit longer. I kind of have a rule about getting everything down before Elvis’s birthday. Not because I’m a fan but when he died, I discovered we share the same … More New job, new year