This is the first Sunday of my Lent 2015 sermon series called Revealed: What Once was Lost can Now be Found. The main goal of this series is to take a look at the book of Revelation, and not read it like we’ve been told to, but to read it for what is actually there. It should be a book of hope and promise, not one of judgment and despair. Continue reading The End Revealed
This morning I’m preparing for the onslaught. You might be wondering what that onslaught is. Its just that Lent is coming. Lent is quickly becoming the next of the major holy days/seasons to become completely secularized.
Now before you think I’m going to complain about that, I’m really not. And I’m not because we’ve largely done it to ourselves. Its not that anyone has intentionally set out to change Lent and Easter into a secular holiday. We’ve done that by treating Lent as a time to “give something up” while losing the meaning behind why we do it. We’ve done that by making a big deal out of eating fish on Fridays, to the point that McDonald’s is now serving fishbites, all in time for Lent. And worst of all, we’ve done it by treating Easter as only a story to be told, and that’s all we need. Continue reading Taking Down the Veil