That’s what Christian baptism is, a passing through waters that puts your life in danger.
Texts: 2 Kings 2:1-2,6-14 + Psalm 77:1-2,11-20 + Galatians 5:1,13-25 + Luke 9:51-62 I’ve been keeping a close eye on the news, watching and waiting for any changes in the condition of the man President Obama has compared to George Washington, South Africa’s Nelson Mandela. Mandela, as you know, became president of South Africa in … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, June 30, 2013: Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Texts: Acts 2:1-21 + Psalm 104:24-34,35b + Romans 8:14-17 + John 14:8-17,25-27 A little over a week ago, Kerry and I were in Nashville, Tennessee to see my eldest god-daughter, Katie Russell, graduate from seminary at Vanderbilt Divinity School. You can imagine that for a preacher and pastor like myself, there’s a special pride in … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, May 19, 2013: Day of Pentecost