Transfigured by the Journey

At the end of the first book in his Lord of the Rings series, JRR Tolkien, writes of an interaction between the main protagonist Frodo Baggins and his companion and friend Samwise Gamgee or Sam. In this scene the entire Fellowship of the Ring, that is this group tasked by the elves to ensure The … Continue reading Transfigured by the Journey

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Making Disciples

I have not been on a lot of mission trips during my life, and so it makes the ones I have been on more memorable. In fact I remember the first ever, actual, mission trip I ever went on. It was Spring Break my sophomore year of college. I went on a mission trip with … Continue reading Making Disciples

Always Learning

I have a Master’s degree. I say this not to brag, but to iterate that I have done a lot of learning in my life. Between the time I was in Kindergarten until I graduated with my Masters of Divinity, I went to school for 20 years, and since I graduated I continue to go … Continue reading Always Learning

Let’s Vision

On August 28, 1973, Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” Speech. Hear part of that speech today. "I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I … Continue reading Let’s Vision

Renewing Covenant

There is something about the New Year that always makes us want to start a new chapter in our book. It is very easy and quite logical to do this. Many of us make New Year's resolutions to try and change something about ourselves. “New Year, New You” is one of the most popular phrases … Continue reading Renewing Covenant

The Real Kingdom of Heaven

As I stand up here to preach a sermon on Christian Unity I reflect on the manner in which I feel unqualified in this context today to preach on unity. My mind fills with thoughts of how a Caucasian man preaching in an African American church has little ground to preach about what it truly … Continue reading The Real Kingdom of Heaven