Whether you are a Republican or Democrat, pro-Trump or anti-Trump, we all agree on at least one thing. American democracy is threatened in a way that it…
One of my favorite Christmas carols asks this question again and again. One line captures the essence of Christian faith: “Mary did you know, when you…
In the early 1970s, I was living in North Philadelphia and ran a series of weekend seminars for white suburban and rural church leaders. Father Paul…
David Brooks’ November 5 New York Times column discusses a fundamental problem with Democrats. Democrats dominate much of the society’s generators of…
As I look out my study window of a two-bedroom apartment in our retirement community, I see gorgeous beauty. The woods just outside is ablaze with fall…
Father, in the morning of this new day, I joyfully and gratefully submit every fiber of my being to you and your will. I surrender every corner of my…
We can only understand Jesus’ teaching in the context of his gospel of the kingdom. Jesus taught that the long-expected messianic kingdom was actually…
Biblical balance is important in every area of our lives. It is important in our personal lives as we seek to combine prayer and action. It is central…
As the sexual revolution starting in the 60s swept across the nation, evangelicals divorced at almost the same rate as the rest of America. Rather than…
This is a shorter version of the sermon I preached at the funeral of my Dad, Rev. James P. Sider. Just five days before Dad died, as I was driving from…
I have written several blogs in the last year plus about Dr. Sunday Agang, Provost of one of the important seminaries in Nigeria. (The seminary is one…
I once preached a sermon at my North Philadelphia congregation with the title: “What Does Sin Have to do with the Finite and the Infinite’? I…