Like so many churches in the South, our church still has a time of invitation after the sermon every Sunday.
Paul's first letter to the Corinthians informs us that love is patient (1 Cor. 13:4).
A few weeks ago when Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the youngest brother of two suspects, was captured for bombing the Boston Marathon, a public debate erupted about the type of rights he was afforded.
Pets provide comfort, encouragement not unlike a pastor.
Everyone's life deserves some recognition when it's ended. What seems like a boring list to us was very meaningful to the ancients. Even the lists of ancestral names in the New Testament -- like those found in the gospels recording Jesus' ancestry -- carried great meaning.
This April marks the 50th anniversary of one of the best treatises written during the Civil Rights movement: Martin Luther King Jr.'s letter from the Birmingham jail.
Easter clothes us in the love of the Lord. Like most ministers, I look forward to Easter every year at church.
This weekend many churches will observe Palm Sunday and sing the classic hymn, "Glory, Laud, and Honor," penned by Theodulf of Orleans. It is a high-church, soaring hymn that lifts hearts heavenward and voices aloft.
Several months ago, an article by M. Craig Barnes in The Christian Century caused a stir when he asserted that it is impossible for pastors to befriend parishioners.
I am convinced that every pastor needs to do the custodial duties in his or her church for a few weeks.