Tag Archives: maturing in faith

On becoming fully human

Last week I invited you to name the one essential thing you’re living for. What is your single, compelling purpose in life, the one that guides your large and small choices every day? Can you state your answer in one short sentence? It wouldn’t be fair to ask that question of you if I weren’t […]

Christ the King?

This is the text of a sermon I preached at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lancaster, New York. Today is the Sunday when we in the church celebrate Christ the King. We’ve been doing it since 1925, when the feast was established. It might be one of the things Jesus would most want us to stop […]

Decide to mature

Demetrius Johnson probably thought very little if at all about rushing back into his burning apartment two Fridays ago to save his three-year-old son. His decision, I believe, made itself; there was no other choice but to do what he knew he had to do, even though it would cost him his life.1 Some decisions […]