All posts filed under: Answering the Call

Dreams Released, Renewed, Reviewed

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Adoption / Answering the Call / Wrestling with Angels

I always wanted a big family. When I was twelve, I read 19 Steps Up the Mountain, about a family with many adopted children who had a wide variety of special needs: a couple Korean boys with polio, an African-American girl with no arms or legs, a little Chinese girl with Down’s Syndrome, etc. I wanted to be like them. Big family. Lots of kids. Biological kid or two, but many adoptions. Special needs. When I […]

A New (might be slightly overly-ambitious) Sermon Series

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Answering the Call / Ministerial Madness / Preaching the Word

Starting this Sunday, for my new sermon series (the Revised Common Lectionary gets pretty tedious) I’m going to preach the Bible. “But wait!” you protest. “Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do every week? What else would you preach on?” Well, yes. Obviously, my sermons are almost always biblically-based. But this week, I’m starting at the beginning and attempting to preach on the entire Bible (mostly, but probably not entirely, in the order presented). I […]