• Posted on June 09, 2010

afraid of success

Last Sunday I preached about pride…   and I needed it.   For the past month or so I’ve been worried about potential success.  What if the book does really well?  What if all that attention actually comes?   Am I mature enough to handle it?   I’m not sure I am.  Pride has always been my besetting sin; […]

  • Posted on April 13, 2010

the parable of manna from hell

This Sunday I’m going to be preaching on a modern day parable about the crash of a Nicaraguan drug plane.    (here’s a pdf of the story) What do you think God is saying through this? Short video of this sermon – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I-CBSl5R0A Full video – http://blip.tv/file/3508929

  • Posted on February 01, 2010

When Jesus “cherry picks” truth

Often I wonder about the legitimacy of so boldly citing God’s truth wherever it’s found in the world.  Not that I’m worried about the truth being true, or that it’s source really is God.  My concern lies with how the truth you pull out of the world relates to what’s left behind.  Sure, you can “cherry pick” […]

  • Posted on March 30, 2009

the parables are everywhere

I just saw this image in an old TIME LIFE book. The caption read, “A six year old orphan from Austria ecstatically embraces a brand new pair of shoes just given to him by the Red Cross.” It’s a powerful image, and in my mind it’s a parable; The parable of the prodigal son… When […]

  • Posted on March 15, 2008

self filled with self

This morning I was struck by the horribly deceptive and debilitating irony of self absorption. As people become more and more self interested, oriented, and centred, they become less. In the futile attempt to fully find themselves, be themselves, meet their own needs, to matter; they actually end up losing themselves. The more one thinks […]