Tag Archives: Hope

Vintage Christmas: Lessons from a Cubs Fan

The Chicago Cubs last won the World Series in 1908 and did not win again until 2016- a period of 108 years. As a baseball fan there is the attitude of “wait until next year” with the hope that next … Continue reading

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Awkward Family Christmas: Pt. 1

Yesterday, at Hope and Magnolia churches, we began a new series called “Awkward Family Christmas.” On the Sunday’s leading up to Christmas, we’ll be looking at some of the people in Jesus’ genealogy found in Matthew 1 and consider the … Continue reading

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Theology of Grief = Theology of Hope

This past Sunday (November 1st) was All Saints Sunday where we remember the great cloud of witnesses that have gone on before us. During our communion liturgy, we say aloud the names of the loved ones who have gone on … Continue reading

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Ruth 1: Leaving the Old Life Behind

I’m posting summaries on our Ruth sermon series throughout Lent. Part 1 can be found here. You can listen to the audio of the sermons (when our recorder works) here. In part one of Ruth, we saw how Ruth’s mother-in-law … Continue reading

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Ruth 1: Letting Go

Hope Church- where I pastor- is studying the Book of Ruth during the season of Lent. I love Ruth because it is short (4 chapters), yet in it we see many modern issues that allow the Holy Spirit to speak … Continue reading

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Finding Hope

Today, I went looking for Hope. Not in the figurative sense, but in the literal sense. I was driving back from dropping of some paper work in a town about an hour away when I saw this sign. I didn’t … Continue reading

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and The Second Coming

I’m a Pirates fan. Recently, that has become easier to say in public, but it doesn’t take a good memory to recall that the Pirates have not had a winning season since 1992 (20 years total).  In terms of baseball … Continue reading

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