Everyone Needs a Rule: The Sermon on the Mount, Pietism, and The Rule of St. Benedict (Fall/Winter 2017)
For almost 35 years I have been a member of the same Covenant church—Trinity Covenant in Salem, Oregon. My three children were baptized there, my daughter was married there, the funerals for both of my wife’s parents were held there. In my files I have over a hundred sermons that I’ve preached there and dozens of adult classes that I’ve taught. Trinity has been my spiritual home through good times and bad. It has nurtured me, challenged me, frustrated me, and above all else been one of God’s primary tools for making me into who I am today.