The Lost Evangelical

When I was 16 years old, I joined a 6-month youth discipleship class which met every Saturday for the entire day to pray, study the Bible, memorize scripture and do various outreach projects. It was a long, tough class! One of our “outreaches” was something I will never forget. We had to go to downtown…

A Mom’s Truth

In the book of Genesis there is a beautiful story that demonstrates God’s mighty love and compassion for mothers.  My daughter, Rev. Becca McCary and I, will be preaching on it this weekend.  It is the story of Hagar.  Hagar was a single mother with a wild son named Ismael.  God speaks to her when…

The Grace Revolution

Terrorism is something that might come into our conversations. If not weekly, perhaps even daily. Read Psalm 46 and remember how we trust God instead of giving in to fear and faithlessness. This weekend I am preaching on the Book of Jonah and terrorism.  I believe that we, as Christ followers, can be raised to…

Sojourners In A Strange Land

I was raised in a small Northern California community outside of Sacramento.  My family had a farm and their main crop was eggs – so we raised chickens for our livelihood.  It was really a small family farm, not like some of the big commercial farms you see today.  My mom and dad and my…

Jesus, Social Media and The New Marketplace

This weekend at Washington Cathedral, we begin a new teaching series called “Trending”, where over the next few weeks, we will discuss trending cultural topics, explore how they influence our faith and what the Bible teaches us about them. I’m really excited to jump into the series this weekend with a message called “Digital Divide:…

Risen Hope!

It been a few years, but we are going to have Pastor Dale White narrate the resurrection as we enjoy an Easter morning passion play at 11:00 am in the Randy and Rod ReCreation center.  This is a historic moment of faith you won’t want to miss.  We need you and your friends to help…