Set the World On Fire

My wonderful sister-in-law, Evin, gave my oldest son a card for his first Birthday. It was a simple piece of white card-stock – about 5 inches across. On it she wrote these words “Go forth and set the world on fire.” It’s apparently a quote from St. Ignatius of Loyola. That’s it. It’s so simple.Continue reading “Set the World On Fire”

Pharisees, Scribes, and Sticky Buns

Rob Bell says it like this, “Your deepest, darkest sins and your shameful secrets are simply irrelevant when it comes to the counterintuitive, ecstatic announcement of the gospel. So are your goodness, your rightness, your church attendance, and all of the wise, moral, mature decisions you have made and actions you have taken.” The storyContinue reading “Pharisees, Scribes, and Sticky Buns”

Lost At Home

Team preaching a sermon with Ashley was delightful. She’s a masterful storyteller and an insightful Biblical scholar. This was the third sermon in a four-week series on the story of the prodigal from Luke 15. Jesus redefines family. It’s not just your bloodline. It’s not just the people who are like you or the peopleContinue reading “Lost At Home”

Tax Collectors, Sinners, and the Fattened Calf

This was the second sermon in a four-week series on the story of the prodigal from Luke 15. It’s been called the greatest story ever told… the parable of the prodigal son. We come to it with Western mindsets thousands of years later and it’s easy to miss many of the nuances. Lost things getContinue reading “Tax Collectors, Sinners, and the Fattened Calf”