A Generous Hug

A Generous Hug

This children’s sermon was given September 13, 2020, in the middle of our pandemic. We were able to meet in a large space, the Peace Center, in Greenville, SC, socially distant and masked. I’m sharing it here in hopes that it is helpful to someone. Good...
When Baptists Play Host for Ramadan

When Baptists Play Host for Ramadan

If you read my title and have the urge to say, “When pigs fly!” then you don’t know my Baptist people. In these days when the American president refers to unauthorized immigrants-even gang members- as animals, when Israeli soldiers kill dozens of...
When Jesus Gets Creepy

When Jesus Gets Creepy

  The question was simple. I wonder what the disciples thought when the risen Jesus appeared to them in a locked room? A third grader responded seriously, “There’s no way to keep Jesus from getting to you!” Well that’s a little creepy. Even creepier if he has a...
Who Gets to Receive God’s Hospitality?

Who Gets to Receive God’s Hospitality?

© 2014 Blondinrikard Fröberg, Flickr | CC-BY | via Wylio “So what if people are coming over. Why can’t we let them see how we usually live?” my children would whine. “Because it’s how we show guests they’re special,” I’d say, trying to keep my cool. “We do what we can...