Why pay attention to our spiritual lives?

Christians have always been attentive to reality that prayer, worship, the sacraments and other spiritual practices are important. In many churches and individual people’s lives it is simply a given. But why?  Why are those practices important? One of the first things we tend to say is that spiritual practices help us grow closer to […]

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 […]