Sermon

Breathing the Kingdom (Sermon)

PRAYING WITH GOD This evening we’re going to be in Matthew 6, so go ahead and turn there. Last night we began exploring what it means for us to begin to lead more whole and integrated lives that are connected with that mysterious Presence that enchants and illuminates the world. Read more…

Sermon

The Praying God (Sermon)

RECONNECTING Back at the end of February—when I was asked to come and share with you guys here—I started wrestling with what we should talk about. I was hearing that Grace Camp is this unique (and really cool!) experience where the Grace Church in all its diversity and all its Read more…

Sermon

Breaking Down Prayer (Sermon)

(Apologies for the audio quality) Our Father, We need you. Speak now, for your servants are listening. We pray these things in the name of your Son, Jesus who together with you and Holy Spirit, rules and reigns the universe one God now and forever, Amen. EVERYDAY EASTER Our text Read more…

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Praying Our Pain (Sermon)

Heavenly Father, Guide as we open these ancient words tonight. Teach us to hear you. Teach us to speak to you. Teach us to trust you. Amen. THE FIRST PRAYER We’ve been working our way through through the book of Psalms—through this collection of songs and poetry and prayers and Read more…

Theology

Poem of Repentance

The Apologist’s Evening Prayer by C.S. Lewis From all my lame defeats and oh! much more From all the victories that I seemed to score; From cleverness shot forth on Thy behalf At which, while angels weep, the audience laugh; From all my proofs of Thy divinity, Thou, who wouldst Read more…

Devotion

Honest to God

Over the last few months, I have been learning to pray. That sounds like a pretty basic part of being a Christian, yet it’s amazing how little it’s actually done. Or how little I actually do it. And how little I did it throughout seminary. I’m not counting, “Oh, God, Read more…