What Will You Leave Behind? I’ve been having conversations with people about how they feel about life at the end of the COVID tunnel. You would think that it is all joy, but there’s a bittersweetness I’m hearing. One friend I knew she was a single mother with two kids who had left the big city [...]
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Find Community in the Midst of the Crowd Happy Palm Sunday! I want to talk today about the loneliness epidemic in our country and see what we can learn from our own spiritual tradition for ways we can build community. Today we celebrate Palm Sunday when we remember Jesus coming into Jerusalem. Despite being targeted by [...]
What’s More Important, Praying or Doing? I want to thank Tony for his question: what is the balance between just praying for good things or taking actions to make them happen? To get the answer, let’s look at the gospel story today. Jesus is sharing his wisdom with two sisters who are disciples. Mary sits at [...]
Why Don’t Christians Follow Jesus? Not too long ago I caught up with a former coaching client of mine who shared how valuable our work together had been in his life. Toward the end of the conversation, he asked what I was up to and what was important to me. I spoke about the work we’re [...]
Wounded Healers: What Role Does Suffering Play in our Life? I want to talk today about suffering. Now that’s a cheery topic. But let thank David for the suggestion for this topic. I just hope he doesn’t feel he’s suffering from this. To be human is to suffer. It is part of who we are as [...]
Does Manifesting Work? Can Our Thoughts Control What Happens to Us? I want to talk today about whether manifesting works to change our lives. Thank you Sheri for requesting this topic and encourage you to suggest yours. You could say Sheri manifested it. Manifestation is a popular expression primarily in the New Age community where an [...]
How Can Churches Overcome Racism? Today I want to talk about racism and focus on what role churches can play to help overcome it. This is a good Sunday to speak to this. You know this is Black History Month which is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their [...]
Sermon: January 29, 2021: When Our Need for Belonging and Meaning Gets Lost in “Conspirituality” and Cults
When Our Need for Belonging and Meaning Gets Lost in "Conspirituality" and Cults Today I want to speak about the importance of connection through community and to shed some light on when that need is met by the wrong community. There is a dangerous rise of conspiracy theories that get mixed with spirituality emerging in our [...]