Vaccine-Resistant Christians Are Testing God

Vaccine-Resistant Christians Are Testing God

“Roads to nowhere” were everywhere in the West Texas of my upbringing. I’m sure you have seen them where you live. Ours usually ran along two lines. There were the roads into subdivisions that were never built because of an oil crash. Or there were roads out in...
Bracing to Face COVID-19 Wilderness – Again

Bracing to Face COVID-19 Wilderness – Again

Wilderness, again. This was the response of a pastor friend of mine this past February when we entered our second COVID-Lent. It was a sentiment shared by many pastors. Of course, it was during Lent of 2020 that the world shut down. At that time, the lectionary texts...
Top Fall 2020 Sermon Topics: Election, Pandemic, Racism

Top Fall 2020 Sermon Topics: Election, Pandemic, Racism

Most U.S. churchgoers heard sermons in the fall of 2020 that mentioned the pandemic, the election and/or racism, according to a Pew Research Center report published July 8. Pew analyzed sermons published online between Aug. 31 and Nov. 8, 2020, finding that 83% of all...
How Our Church Will Change After COVID-19

How Our Church Will Change After COVID-19

The abstract expressionist painter, Willem de Kooning, said, “I have to change to stay the same.” That could be said about our bodies, which undergo an ongoing cellular renewal process, or it could be said of our church bodies, which should be undergoing an ongoing...