Posted in September 2008

Hezekiah: the Greatest King

For the king .. had taken counsel to keep the passover in the second month. –2 Chronicles 30:2 Everybody’s heard of King David, but how many remember King Hezekiah? He ruled over Judah, the southern part of what had been a united kingdom under David. After David’s son Solomon died, the northern part of the … Continue reading »

Frogs in the Machine Room

I’m preaching from Exodus 8 — the plague of frogs on Egypt — and I crack up every time I read that story. I laugh partly because it’s intrinsically funny, but partly because of this picture: which I clipped out of a computer magazine some years ago. I assume it was for some kind of … Continue reading »

Good advice from the Preacher

Ecclesiastes can be a little tough to take. But I was reading it the other day and this jumped out at me: Enjoy life with the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life that are given you under the sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil … Continue reading »

Decent, Orderly Worship

…but all things should be done decently and in order.—1 Corinthians 14:40 This verse from 1 Corinthians is often described as the “unofficial motto” of the Presbyterian church, particularly with respect to gathered worship. The idea behind that description is that the Presbyterian Church is open to new ideas and is willing to experiment–so long … Continue reading »