Talk with the Preacher

I’d like to think that once in awhile there are small nuggets of spiritual profundity that can be mined from these ramblings. I am not trying to be a groundbreaking theologian...

There’s probably no question that I am a religious nerd. However, that does not excuse the fact that my husband has done Dorcas wrong. This situation is not unlike the occasion...

When I hear the word what springs to mind immediately is the hymn–you know it–Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim it . . . . It just makes you want to...

Want some background music while you read? Click here.I am sorry to report that I didn’t say it. I felt I couldn’t say it, really. If I did, you see, my...

We’ve just come off a wonderful and sometimes a little difficult Advent season, with a new approach to music and more liturgical worship at Calvary. Some of those new things worked...

I checked my archived emails. It was January 3, 2005 that I received an email containing the following text:Hello Rev. Butler I work in the office building across 8th Street from...

A lot of people seem to think that by this time in my life I should have figured out the whole God thing. Answers for every question, you know?This is particularly...

In my opinion . . . if you are grappling with a biblical text week in and week out, trying to articulate some truth for a community of listeners, well, there’s...

I fully admit I was prepared not to like it. The thing is, my personal history with The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe goes back all the way to early...

The writer of the middle part of Isaiah spent a lot of time trying to get the Israelites to live with the expectation that their exile in Babylon would be coming...