The Use of Money

[Note: This is my summary of John Wesley’s 1760 sermon, The Use of Money. I have preached two versions of this sermon on two separate occasions and received wonderful feedback. Because people have said this has been helpful, here then is my third version of this, intended for reading instead of hearing.]   A dishonest […]

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Let the Church Die

I grew up in the church, and I’m really comfortable here. The hymnal we use today was released when I was six years old; I’ve pretty much been singing out of it my whole life. Though I do not pastor at the churches I grew up in, the Sunday school rooms still look the same. […]

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Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I remember eating Brussels sprouts just once growing up, and hating them. I believe they were boiled, or maybe steamed. Either way, I remember them being stinky, mushy, and gross. It’s no wonder I didn’t try them again until just a few years ago. But I have learned a secret about Brussels sprouts, one I’m […]

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Recipe: Pastor’s Pickled Peppers

I do not like pickles. Pickled cucumbers, that is. I have recently learned that my brother and my step-mother are pickle aficionados. Apparently they try every pickle they can, make mental notes on which ones they like, which they don’t, who makes what kind of pickles and when, what store has what pickles on sale […]

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