Preaching · sermon remix

Sermon Remix: Elijah and the Prophets of Ba’al

Sermon Text: 1 Kings 18:20-39  The Hebrew Scriptures of our Bible, what we call the “Old Testament” are full of what I like to call “flashy” stories. Sure, the New Testament has some pretty flashy stuff as well and Jesus being raised from the dead is the flashiest of them all, but when it comes… Continue reading Sermon Remix: Elijah and the Prophets of Ba’al

Guest Post · Parenting

The Shocking Solution to Your Child’s Disrespect: Guest Post by Nicole Schwarz

“You’re not the boss of me!” your child yells as they stick out their tongue and run away. Furious, you yell back, “How dare you talk to me like that! You little…” This pattern is nothing new. Your child has a bad habit of disrespect. It’s something you’ve been trying to nip in the bud… Continue reading The Shocking Solution to Your Child’s Disrespect: Guest Post by Nicole Schwarz

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Sermon Remix: Spiritual Spring Cleaning II

  We are finishing our two-part series on “Spiritual Spring Cleaning” this week.  Last week we talked about how our material possessions can weigh us down and we considered how “living lighter” might affect is spiritually.  This week we are going to continue with that, but instead of thinking about the possessions that weigh is down, we… Continue reading Sermon Remix: Spiritual Spring Cleaning II

leadership · made me think · Uncategorized

Why Your Pastor Isn’t In… #notinmyoffice

“I came by your office, but you weren’t there…” Yep! For awhile I’ve been thinking about all of my amazing colleagues in ministry and all of the ways they are out in the world healing, caring, advocating, spreading good news. Where’s your pastor? Here are just a few places he or she might be! I… Continue reading Why Your Pastor Isn’t In… #notinmyoffice

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Sermon Remix: Sabbath as Relinquishing Control

How do people answer the question “How are you?” “Fine”, or “good,” Am I right? After that, what do you think the next most popular answer is? I think it’s busy. It’s almost like a reflex. How are you? Busy. The thing about busy as an answer (and I’m just as guilty of this as… Continue reading Sermon Remix: Sabbath as Relinquishing Control

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Sermon Remix: The Hailstorm & Wartburg College

  Today Northwood was incredibly fortunate to have the Wartburg Choir visit us. The number of choir members was approximately equivalent to the number of other worshippers. The choir was full of energy, grace, and (most importantly) voices that moved us all to tears. The recording of Give Me Jesus, is currently playing on repeat in my… Continue reading Sermon Remix: The Hailstorm & Wartburg College

Parenting

Things I Thought About After the Hailstorm: Children and Disaster

This week I saw photos and video of the earthquake in Japan and it gave me a little bit of pause. Though the hailstorm San Antonio experienced is not even close to being in the same category of disaster, I couldn’t help but think about the common protective instinct that parents have for their children, whether it’s… Continue reading Things I Thought About After the Hailstorm: Children and Disaster