i saw a preview for a show (or a movie? not sure which) that asked the question, "what makes a hero?" the question was left unanswered, suggesting that we need to watch the show to find out what makes the flash so fast, or what makes superman fly or what makes criminals cower in fear from the dark knight. you could do that. you could watch the show. or the movie. or read the comic book. or you could come to church. because that is what we are dealing with in this season. we are in the middle of a 6-week sermon series in which we are specifically looking at what makes someone a real hero. so often we think that the heroes are the exceptional ones, the ones with "super" powers, or fame or fortune. when it comes to the life of faith, we relegate heroes either to the pantheons of patriarchs (abraham, moses, david and so forth), or to the supposed "saints" in our own churches and lives, those who have taught sunday school for 47 years, and who a
a collection of words about God and life and art and baseball and football and hope and my family and my ministry and music and the immense joy in each moment of all of it. it's a record of being human. welcome.