Podcast: Miraculous Feeding

growingpodThis week’s message is from John 6:1-21. This week’s scripture is the feeding of the 5,000 with 5 loaves and 2 fish.  This message reflects on the miracle and how it can impact how we think about communion. Subscribe to the Pulpiteer via itunes.

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Podcast: Who Is This? Shepherd of Mercy

growingpodThis week’s message is from Mark 6:30-34, 53-56. This week’s scripture has Jesus seeing the crowd and noting that they are like sheep without a shepherd.  The Lord as shepherd is a familiar Old Testament thread, and in this message I also examine Ezekiel 34. Subscribe to the Pulpiteer via itunes.

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Podcast: Who Is This? Judgment

growingpodThis week’s message is from Mark 6:14-29. This week’s scripture covers Herod’s reaction to Jesus and brings up a challenging story about judgment. Subscribe to the Pulpiteer via itunes.

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Podcast: Who Is This? Rejection of God

growingpodThis week’s message is from Mark 5:21-43. After amazing stories of Jesus’ miracles, we have a surprising story about his rejection. Subscribe to the Pulpiteer via itunes.

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Why the PP response doesn’t assuage me

Yesterday I put something out on twitter that was my reaction to the recently released video of a Planned Parenthood official discussing the harvest and sale of aborted babies’ body parts. I do not usually enter these sorts of things on social media as I find them counter productive almost all of the time. Furthermore, I do not want to alienate folks who have had abortions or have had girlfriends or family members have abortions. I actually am of the opinion that the woman is a victim in this procedure as well, and I believe that statics showing health and emotional risks more than bear me out on that.

Anyway, from time to time I feel that as a pastor I do need to try to offer some commentary on issues such as these, so I simply shared that the video literally made me feel ill.

Today there are articles written by media who seem to be acting as the mouthpiece for Planned Parenthood that are coming to the defense of the organization. Here is one such article. Continue reading

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