Jonah on the Mount (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany. The gospel reading was Matthew 5:21-37, the third consecutive reading from the Sermon on the Mount. The sermon presupposes two things: first, that you just heard the gospel reading. (Well, they all presuppose that, but this one more … Continue reading Jonah on the Mount (Sermon)

Snapshots of My Depression #15: The Belly of the Whale

This is one in a series of posts I’m calling “Snapshots of my Depression.” These are memories of times in my life when my mental illness manifested itself in one way or another. This is the story of how I experienced the call to become a pastor. I've told this story in various ways over … Continue reading Snapshots of My Depression #15: The Belly of the Whale

Jonah’s Journey: How I Became a Pastor

A number of people have asked me lately how, and why, I became a pastor. This is my attempt to tell that story. If you've known me for a while, you may have heard this before. (You may even be in it.) But I hope it will be at least a little interesting to some … Continue reading Jonah’s Journey: How I Became a Pastor