Category Archives: Prayer

Bunkie the Monkey and the Hugo the Hippo

His name is Hugo and he is a fine Hippo and a fine animal. You should pay more respect to others. It is not just monkeys who are your neighbors, but hippos and others as well. Continue reading

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Praying at the Baptismal Font

This appeared originally as “Reflections on a Tuesday Meeting” in First Thoughts May 25, 2007, an email devotional that goes out to members and friends of First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga. You, too, may sign up for these weekly devotionals by … Continue reading

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Reuben Thibodaux’s Mother: Thoughts on Mother’s Day 2007

Reuben Thibodaux was a really odd duck. I lost track of Reuben in about the seventh grade. He stopped coming to school and the last I heard of him, he was pulling turnips. Reuben used to do some really weird … Continue reading

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Growing a Father

The following pastoral letter appeared five years ago in the weekly bulletin of First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. As I read it now, I am reminded of the moment in my life. It is like finding an old Polaroid snapshot … Continue reading

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Great Time in Cambridge!

We have had absolutely sensational weather as we gathered for this International Congress on Preaching. David Jeremiah, N.T. Wright, Alistair McGrath, David Jeremiah, Lesslie Holmes, John Huffman, Robert Smith, David Jackman, Dave Stone and many others, including me, have been … Continue reading

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Congress on Preaching Ends

Today the International Congress on Preaching adjourned with the preaching of The Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith of Oakland, California delivering a stirring messages on “A Changeless Christ for a Changing Culture.” Based on Hebrews 12.8, “Jesus Christ is the … Continue reading

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The International Congress on Preaching in Cambridge!

Beginning Tuesday, April 17th, 2007, the International Congress on Preaching, at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England, will commence. I will be participating, a homiletical mouse squeeking alongside the bugle blasts of pulpit pacaderms! Here is a link to learn more! Click … Continue reading

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