15 things I learned in 2014 (or at least tried too)

Taking risks is worth the unknowns that follow. Progress can be made. Keep working to engineer a new kind of engine. You can expect to find either a door (or a window) in an unlit room, you just have to keeping search for it. Conflict is not as scary as it seems prior to theContinue reading “15 things I learned in 2014 (or at least tried too)”

We Are The Stargazers (Matthew 2:1-12)

Herod and The Theologians Our passage this morning presents two contrasting groups of people discerning the will of God. King Herod and the Theologians on one side and the “three wise men” or Magi on the other. The arrival of Jesus makes for a very real, very large scale, as in cosmically-sized, conflict that isContinue reading “We Are The Stargazers (Matthew 2:1-12)”

Learning the Art of Sketchnote Preaching

Many of you know I love “Sketchnote Preaching.” If you’re not sure what that is here is where I was interviewed on Sermon Smith and another one on Sketchnote Army. Below is a post about how I got into doing this, what it is and how you can to started yourself. Two years ago I spent the monthContinue reading “Learning the Art of Sketchnote Preaching”

Outline for a Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship Service

 Immanuel, God With Us. I enjoy putting together meditative worship services. A couple years back I posted this resource for using with a Christmas eve Candlelight Service. I have been working to make an updated one and since it’s just about complete I wanted to post it here for those of you who might beContinue reading “Outline for a Candlelight Christmas Eve Worship Service”

The Angel of No Going Back or the Day of Visitation (Luke 1:26-38)

“Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.” (Luke 1:26–38 NRSV) The day of visitation Our text this morning gives us a glimpse into what early Quakers would call “a day of visitation.” “The basic idea ofContinue reading “The Angel of No Going Back or the Day of Visitation (Luke 1:26-38)”