Vacation Bible School, Part Two, Top 10

I’m going to echo David Chancey’s excellent article on VBS last week in this spot. Let’s call it “VBS, Round 2, Top 10.” I can’t help it. Vacation Bible School is one of my favorite events all year. No, it’s not mentioned in the Bible per se, but what it is, what it gives to […]

Millenials, you might like…

First of all, Dear Millennials, let me say how much we love you, appreciate you, respect you, and want to share life with you. I know you so often hear blanket criticism and harsh judgments from some. And sometimes people use the label “Millennials” as instant negativity. But please know that not all of us […]

Keeping Holy Week holy

Yes, it’s Holy Week. Come with me and I’ll show you how to keep it Holy. Thursday night is Maundy Thursday. Here at Prince of Peace we will gather for a very special Service of Holy Communion at 8:00 p.m. It is “very special” because we will remember specifically that it was on “this night” […]

Seven Truths about Temptation

Two Sundays ago was the First Sunday in Lent, and I preached on the story of the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness. St. Matthew and St. Luke tell it this way, as I paraphrase it here. Jesus is led by the Spirit into the wilderness for the expressed purpose of being tempted by the […]

Fishers of men-Top 10

It’s a golden oldie. Many of you know it well. It’s the call of Jesus to His disciples who were fishermen. At the very beginning of His earthly ministry, Jesus was walking along the Sea of Galilee and encountered these simple fishermen. He simply said, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” […]

The Perfect 10 for 2018

Happy New Year, everyone. As you read this we’re just a few days into 2018, and there’s still time to set your goals and aspirations for this coming year. I have a most excellent suggestion as to how you can live the happiest, healthiest, most wise year possible. I shared this with you several years […]

St. Nicholas to Santa Claus

Let’s go back again to the “Liturgical Calendar.” On it today, December 6, is a designation not very familiar to most of us. Today is “St. Nicholas Day.” Yes, “that one,” who has given rise to our old friend Santa Claus. Again, many articles and website entries have given us information about this, and I’ll […]

For all the saints

I’m actually writing this article on Nov. 1. On the “liturgical calendar” of The Church, used mainly by Catholics, Lutherans, and Anglicans, but also by many others, November 1st is set aside as “All Saints’ Day.” I thought I’d share a little about this day and its meaning. So many articles and official documents have […]

Come celebrate The 500th

Western Civilization was changed forever, for the good. Our world took a dramatic turn toward the better for all. Our world was given new shape and enlightened thought with these events we now remember and ponder anew. Our relationship with God was re-defined and re-established, very much for the better. The reality of “what one […]

Harvey, Irma and you

As I write this, Hurricane Harvey and the devastation in Texas are heavy on my mind and in the forefront of my prayers. I am from Texas, having attended both junior high and high school in Baytown, one of the places hardest hit by the flooding waters. In fact, when you were watching The Weather […]

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