By Bob Hiller - Don’t you hate those sappy sermon illustrations in which the pastor stands up and uses some cutesy moment from the life of his children to describe some biblical principle? My kids hate them too. If that is you, you’ll forgive my blog this week, as I’m totally using my son’s t-ball … Continue reading T-Ball and Sanctification
By Bob Hiller - The waiting is the hardest part. Every day you see one more card. You take it on faith, you take it to the heart. The waiting is the hardest part. Tom Petty died this week. After suffering from cardiac arrest on Sunday night, he was taken to the hospital, where he … Continue reading The Waiting Is the Hardest Part
By Bob Hiller - Remember that song by Garth Brooks where he sang, “Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers?” Yeah, unfortunately, so do I. It’s this sappy romantic song about how Garth and his wife went back to his hometown and ran across his boyhood crush, the one he had prayed and prayed for … Continue reading I Cannot Stop Listening: Gut Reactions to the New Derek Webb Album
By Bob Hiller - There is nothing Lutheran pastors dig more than talking the proper distinction between Law and Gospel. Well, I’m sure there are some things they dig more (insert hilarious and unpredictable joke about Lutherans and beer here). I mean, just the phrase “proper distinction” gets me all giddy! So, like so many … Continue reading The Difficulty of Proper Distinctions
By Bob Hiller - “You need to tell your boys to stop playing so hard!” That was what the opposing coach yelled at my son’s rugby squad last year after one of our boys, a bit too aggressively in her opinion, knocked one of their’s to the ground. “They need to take it easy!” That’s … Continue reading Stop Playing So Hard?
By Bob Hiller - Are folks still talking about all those important theological statements being made by America’s most popular Christian conference speakers? OK, that is a bit of a snarky opening sentence, but what’d you expect from my blog? Though perhaps not as earth shattering as Twitter has made them out to be, the … Continue reading Making A Statement
By Bob Hiller - Last summer, as the Major League Baseball season approached the playoffs, the YouVersion Bible app on my smartphone capitalized by offering a devotional for athletes written by professional ball players. I guess the way it worked was each player was either given or chose a particular verse of Scripture and wrote … Continue reading Must Famous Athletes Preach?