Tag Archives: Lent

Confessions from the Wilderness

I recently made a fairly public confession about my personal life: I struggle with depression. And while “confession” is definitely not the right word to use for this scenario, I maintain that it feels right simply because I feel guilty for being depressed. I feel called to inspire hope and joy in my…

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Between the Porch and the Altar

The following is a sermon preached in ACU Graduate Chapel on March 1, 2017. — Sermon Text: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Today is Ash Wednesday—a day set aside for people of God to remember our lowliness—our earthiness—our rootedness in an ever-so-fragile existence. I did not grow up in a church that regularly observed Ash…

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Can These Bones Live?

The following is a sermon preached in ACU Graduate Chapel on March 29, 2017. — Sermon Text: Ezekiel 37:1-14 For me, the last week has been dominated by the ferocious West Texas wind. It has shaken the trees, rattled the windows, howled down the chimney, and endeavored—almost successfully—to strip the metal roofing off…

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I Came to Call Sinners: A Lenten Reflection on Matthew 9:9-13

Everyone knows of people who do not seem to matter. We are aware that children die of starvation and disease in many places in the world, even perhaps in our own cities and towns, but we do not know most of them personally. We see people in our daily walks or during our errands…

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