Pastor

Faith that Invalidates the Impossible and the Absurd

Luke 17:1-10

Jeremiah warned of thing to come. When the trouble came, he lamented.

How lonely sits the city

that once was full of people!

How like a widow she has become,

she that was great among the nations!

She that was a princess among the provinces

has become Continue reading

Read More

Trolling Christian Twitter for Nuggets of Gold

I am more near retirement than Scott. I have grandchildren older than his newborn. He has more hair. And, fortunately for me, he did not turn the old guy away when he reached out for a conversation on the Twitter platform.

Who In the World is Scott M. Coley

Continue reading Read More

An Inverted Yield Curve, or Is There No Balm in Gilead?

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God, we show up and follow our liturgy, our order of service. We expect that you will show up on time and here in our place. But, like Israel we have neglected to turn to you in faithfulness and away from our week long efforts at Continue reading

Read More

Vincent van Gogh’s Rembrandt, Nouwen’s van Gogh and Carol Berry’s Gift

Twenty or so years ago I read Leonard Sweet’s soulTsunami. Tucked away in that long description of the to-come for the church and religious life was a reference to Vincent Van Gogh’s painting, The Church at Auvers. A framed print greets me every morning as I come … Continue reading

Read More

Who Does That?!

Often I take a manuscript into the pulpit. The preached sermon will vary. Below the post will be a link to the preached sermon.

Text: Jeremiah 18:1-18


Pastoral Prayer: Lord God, who loves with an everlasting love, there are times where we amaze those around us not for Continue reading

Read More