Lines in the Sand- Matthew 10:24-39

Here is the sermon I preached at Christ UMC in Franklin, TN, on June 25, 2017. I focus on the lectionary gospel for the day, Matthew 10:24-39. The epistle, Romans 6:1-11, is also referenced. We reflect on the tension between Jesus' words about "not brining peace but a sword" and his earlier call in the …

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Why Matthew 11.19?

After letting my blog lapse for a few years while I was finishing my Doctor of Ministry at Candler School of Theology (a program I highly recommend for seminary trained clergy who are through their denomination's ordination process and ready to take on a new challenge), I let my hold on the blog title's dotcom, …