Crumby Spirituality

CRUMBY SPIRITUALITY PHILIPPIANS 3:1-11  Listen to Crumby Spirituality                  In the Hidden Brain Podcast Episodes  Me, Myself, And Ikea host Shankar Vedantum  explores the power and peril of being attracted to seeing ourselves in others.  In Psychology this is called Implicit Egotism otherwise known as Narcissism. Now Narcissism generally isn’t thought of as a good […]

Soldiers of Mercy

SOLDIERS OF MERCY PHILIPPIANS 2:19-30 Listen to Soldiers of Mercy Once on a Saturday I walked into the Starbucks over at Ward’s Corner shopping center. For some reason this particular Starbucks had decided that it was Disney musical day that Saturday. Different Disney musicals were playing over the loud speakers in the store. I got […]


SONSHIP PHILIPPIANS 2:1-18 Listen to Sonship Sometimes Dads have trouble expressing their love for their children. This American Life in the 2011 episode, Father’s Day tells several stories of Father’s trying to reach out to their children. In particular I was touched by the story of Rachel. In 2005 Rachel was about to head off […]

Lust For Life

LUST FOR LIFE PHILIPPIANS 1:18-30 Listen to Lust For Life In 1977 Jim Osterburg, also known by his artist name Iggy Pop, released one of his most famous songs, Lust for Life. It is a pretty popular tune. I remember hearing it in my child hood and teenage years in commercials for fast cars and […]

Unfinished Joy

THE SECRET: THE LETTER TO THE PHILIPPIANS UNFINISHED JOY PHILIPPIANS 1:1-18 Due to Technical difficulties we don’t have any audio for this sermon In the youtube video Tigger and Eeyore the Minnie adventures of Winnie the Pooh , the famous children’s book characters Tigger and Eeyore  are wandering deep in the hundred acre woods. They […]

Wisdom of the Ages

Wisdom of the Ages Acts 2:1-21 Listen to Wisdom of the Ages Many modern writers have commented on the state of kids these days. They have commented on how kids these days have abandoned traditional values and traditional work ethics.  Here are just a few quotes from well respected writers of our day about kids […]

Pay Attention

PAY ATTENTION ACTS 16:6-15 Romans 12:1-13 Listen to Pay Attention Once, while I was a pastor in Indiana, I flew home to Virginia for vacation. It was night when I flew into Richmond, VA. I rented a car and began the two hour drive on I-64 West and I 81 North home to Harrisonburg, VA. […]

Raising the Dead

Raising the Dead Acts 9:36-42 Ephesians 5:13-20 Listen to Raising the Dead   In the 1989 classic comedy “Weekend at Bernie’s” , Larry Wilson and Richard Parker are two low level employees at an insurance company in New York City. While going over actuary reports Richard discovers that the company is being defrauded millions of […]

From Darkness to Light

FROM DARKNESS INTO LIGHT ACTS 9:1-19 Listen to From Darkness to Light In the Radio lab episode Black Box, hosts Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, along with producer Molly Webster,  explore the concept of a Black Box.  The show’s description describes a black box as,  “those peculiar spaces where it’s clear what’s going in, we […]


UNSTOPPABLE ACTS 5:17-31 ROMANS 13. Listen to Unstoppable For the past three NBA season the Oakland, California, Golden State Warriors have been unstoppable in winning NBA championships, ushering in a new dynasty in basketball. As ESPN staff writer Kevin Arnovitz wrote in a June 9, 2018 article, “Before the Hamptons, before light-years ahead, and before […]