Alt- Empire

A sermon delivered August 27, 2017 at Parkwood Presbyterian Church, Jenison MI. I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, […]

Personal responsibility

These days one of the phrases that is popular these days is “Personal Responsibility”. Often it is used in discussions about health care. For example, this Tweet from Mike Pence: Mike Pence‏Verified account @mike_pence  Jun 24 Before summer’s out, we’ll repeal/replace Obamacare w/ system based on personal responsibility, free-market competition & state-based reform Now I’m all for […]

Skipping Fellowship

I rarely stay for “fellowship” after worship. Most weeks, as I leave church, I speak to as few people as possible. Usually I don’t even shake the pastor’s hand. That’s not because I don’t have friends at church, or because I don’t like the people at church. It’s not that I don’t like the coffee […]

Some Days

Some days I can’t recite the Creed. Some days I can’t pray. Some days I can’t believe.   We tend to think it all depends on us as an individual. I need to recite. I need to pray. I need to believe. I.            I.             […]