Monthly Archives: October 2013

Train | 1 Timothy 4:6-16

Training looks really awesome in the movies. Picture Rocky Balboa, jogging around Philadelphia in his gray sweatsuit.  He’s sprinting and giving high fives; little children are cheering him on… all with Gonna Fly Now playing in the background.  Finally, he runs up the 72 steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, bounces around at the […]

Ministers | Matthew 28:16-20

Since I’ve only been here for a month, you might say that Andrews United Methodist has a new minister. But our bulletin would beg to clarify; right at the top, before my name or anyone else’s, it reads: “Ministers: Every member of the church.” This is an interesting claim. It might make you wonder what […]

Pray like Archie | Luke 18:1-8

I didn’t know much about Archie Manning until last week. I knew his sons, the NFL quarterbacks: Peyton with the Broncos and Eli with the Giants. I had heard that Archie played football as well. But until watching “The Book of Manning,” I didn’t know how prolific Archie’s career was – especially during his days […]

Holy Catholic Church | 1 Cor. 1:10-17

“I believe in the holy catholic church.” This line from the Apostles’ Creed is one that trips up a lot of us Protestants.  “Why are we talking about the Catholic church here at the Methodist/Presbyterian/Lutheran/Etc. church?”  There’s an important difference between Catholic and catholic that helps answer this question. Capital “C” Catholic is the specific […]