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October 2007

Today Salvation Has Come

I’m a little late, and need to get the study outlined. I spent the day writing an op/ed piece for the San …

To Stop Saber Rattling

We live in a day of wars and rumors of wars. The de-stabilization of Mesopotamia continues to threaten new outbreaks. Oil prices …

Humility

Humility is an interesting Christian virtue. It is not self-evident what it really means. Early Christians were accused of being “arrogant” and …

Sermon 4: A Vowed People

This is the last of the sermons for the series on the mission of the Church of the Nazarene in Mid-City. I …

Bethlehem

Last Sunday we spoke together about our life as a congregation, our lives plain and simple, spent as “A Pilgrim People.” To …

Tuesday Night Pastoring

I had hoped to focus a little more on my professorate responsibilities and reading and writing and revising today and tonight. Yet …

Sermon 2: A Pilgrim People

In the holiness movement in the 1960s and early 1970s, we heard much about not “belonging to the world.” Often this meant …

Guard the Good Treasure

This coming Sunday we will reflect on our congregational mission as a “pilgrim people” or as sojourners and aliens, or as a …

Living without a Green Card

On Sunday I began a four week sermon series on the fundamental vision for the Church of the Nazarene in Mid-City, English-Speaking …