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Sermon Illustration Tuesday (11.27)

Sermon Illustration Tuesday (11.27)

Theophane, a Cistercian monk residing at St. Benedict’s Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado, tells a striking story that beautifully illustrates such letting go: I saw a monk working alone in the vegetable garden. I squatted down beside him and said, “Brother, what is...
Sermon Illustration Tuesday (11/20/18)

Sermon Illustration Tuesday (11/20/18)

Just before Christmas, my whole family piled into our kid-moving vehicle and rushed to the nearest mall to grab some last minute Christmas presents before dashing to a holiday party. As usual, we were running late and were slightly on edge. Entering the mall parking...
Sermon Illustration Tuesday (11.6.18)

Sermon Illustration Tuesday (11.6.18)

In the novel, Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley, Buddy Crawford, a horse trainer, has a “born again experience but things don’t go according to plan. This is his prayer: “One night, when he was praying his usual prayer, he suddenly got up from his knees and sat down on the...