Sermon: Three Truths and a Lie

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – open our eyes, our ears, and our hearts to you. Call us with your voice that we will trust in you and believe your word of truth. Set our feet on the path you have put before us and fill us your Spirit to strengthen us to walk that…

Review: Spiritual Friendship

Wesley Hill, Spiritual Friendship: Finding Love in the Church as a Celibate Gay Christian. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2015. 137 pages. We had a saying about family when I was growing up: “You can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your relatives.” While this saying is meant to indicate the value and permanence of family, it…

First Glance: Acts 27-28

The next day we landed at Sidon, and Julius, in kindness to Paul, allowed him to go to his friends, so they might provide for his needs. (Acts 27:3) Paul is headed to Rome. He has appealed for trial before Caesar and has begun his long journey to the capital of the empire. It is…

Recovering Friendship

It was barely a day and I was already a mess. Olga left last week to head to Calvin College for the annual Calvin Worship Symposium. She was excited to go and we were both eager to see what she would learn at the conference. I figured I would be fine. There was food in…