The Little Prince, Children and Receiving the Kingdom of God (Mark 10:13-16)

This is the message I gave at Camas Friends Church, June 24, 2012. “People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the little children come to me; do notContinue reading “The Little Prince, Children and Receiving the Kingdom of God (Mark 10:13-16)”

Hello/Goodbye: On Coming, Going and Our Testimonies

This is the message I brought to worship on May 13, 2012. If we take human testimony at face value, how much more should we be reassured when God gives testimony as he does here, testifying concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God inwardly confirms God’s testimony. Whoever refuses to believe inContinue reading “Hello/Goodbye: On Coming, Going and Our Testimonies”

Rodney King & The Images of (In)justice

We just learned today that Rodney King was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool on father’s day. King, who himself was a father, is a tragic figure in the landscape of recent American culture. He struggled with addiction, never fully healed from the beatings he received that fateful day, and wrestled withContinue reading “Rodney King & The Images of (In)justice”