Pastor's Blog

Pastor's Blog

What’s God Got to Do with It?

As I write, Hurricane Irma is battering Florida.  Just a few days ago we watched Hurricane Harvey flood Houston.  Barely noticed in American news, devastating floods have killed over a thousand people in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.  A few days ago, an 8.2 magnitude earthquake devastated southern Mexico, killing dozens.  When human suffering comes suddenly and on such…

What on Earth Is an Evangelical?

In the classic Rob Reiner film The Princess Bride there is a funny exchange between the pint-sized blowhard Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) and the brave hearted Inigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin).  Vizzini has just cut the rope that Dread Pirate Roberts was using to climb a cliff.  When Roberts keeps climbing, Vizzini shouts, “He didn’t fall?  Inconceivable!”  To…