Tag Archives: Living Life

Don’t be a Superhero

Last Sunday I was still gone on vacation, but there was the dreaded “weather” that was coming in.  I call it dreaded for a good reason.  Whenever it gets to be close to the weekend, and a strong winter storm is moving into the area, every pastor I know starts going on snow watch. (and pastors, I apologize now because I’m going to pick on us for a minute). Continue reading Don’t be a Superhero


Angry Bibles – Living the Call

AngryBible-handsStart by reading Micah 6:6-8


The tone of this post may be a little different from my earlier posts, but it is also being written for a local paper that won’t have the previous posts to go along with it.

Last Sunday I just finished a series on anger.  When I started that series one of the first things that we talked about was that God gets angry.  We see this a lot in the Old Testament, but we also see Jesus get angry in the New Testament as well.  Something that we have to realize is that, and accept, is that God does get angry. Continue reading Angry Bibles – Living the Call

Billy Bob and the Miracles

As you start to read this story, it uses two passages of scripture, Luke 7:11-17 and Mark 2:1-12

You all probably remember me, but just in case you don’t, I’m Billy Bob, the Proprietor, Educator, and Chief Auto-mechanic at Billy Bob’s School of Theology and Auto Parts Store.


Over my many long years, I lived for a little while in this little town of Nain. If you don’t know where it is, its just to the south and east of Nazareth, and to the southwest of Mt. Tabor. Even today it only has about 1600 people in it. Continue reading Billy Bob and the Miracles

Wound Up Jesus

Start by reading Job 42:1-6 and Mark 10:46-52

This devotion is going to start with a couple of reminders.  Next week is All Saint’s Sunday, so please make sure I have the names of folks that we’ll remember that day. Then the other thing is Stump the Preacher. Do invite folks to come. It’ll be a fun day, and I think it’ll be a very interesting for all of us. Now, part of what we’ll be doing on that Sunday is tearing down some of the ways that we think about Worship. There’s going to be more interaction between all of us that day. That’s kind of unusual because you don’t expect to ask questions, or interact a lot during a sermon. But that’s okay to do, and not just on Sunday’s when we do something like Stump the Preacher. If you have a question, ask.  Its okay to do. Now I can’t always promise to have an answer, but knowing the question whether I can answer it or not, helps me prepare and learn more about what types of things i need to focus more on. Remember, that in many of the stories we have in the Gospels happened because people asked questions.
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