Archive - March 2018

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Here’s to Standing Tall
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Here’s To Substantive Sermons
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The First Rule of the First Rule of Life

Here’s to Standing Tall

In Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, his first rule is: “Stand Up Straight with Your Shoulders Back.” If you are facing resentment, stand up! Feeding on it, he warns, will turn resentment into monsters. And by the way, you don’t have to be a loser. If you present yourself as someone defeated, people will[…]

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Here’s To Substantive Sermons

Monday mornings I sometimes compare notes with others who have survived the terrors of a Sunday pulpit to live another day. I ask how they are faring. A secondary question is whether or not our congregants survived. Did they hear a word from God? Did the Spirit show up? Were they rocked out of their[…]

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The First Rule of the First Rule of Life

Someone once warned, “Be careful what you read. This is what you will write.” Since I am writing a lot, I am giving more careful attention to what is entering my cranium. A current read is Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. I’m not alone. It is a current bestseller. It is a demanding, thought-provoking, upsetting,[…]

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