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John Henson
Shreveport, LA
I am Pastor of Church for the Highlands, a new church in Shreveport, LA.
Interests: running, golf, landscaping
Recent Activity
I recently made a change to this blog and am now blogging at the following locations: Wondering Thoughts is now I have also created a new blog focused solely on preaching and things related to the Revised Common Lectionary.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
“Peace Child” Isaiah 1:1-10, Romans 15:4-13, Matt. 3:1-12 Delivered to Church for the Highlands on Sunday, December 5, 2010, Second Sunday of Advent John Henson Is peace possible? Have you ever heard of the Hatfields and McCoys? Just hearing those... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
Our church will light the Advent Candle of Peace this Sunday, after relighting last week's Candle of Hope. Hope and Peace,two words that just can't be separated by more than a week. One truly depends on the other. I'm working... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
“While Waiting in Line” Delivered to Church for the Highlands The First Sunday of Advent, November 28, 2010 Black Friday has come and gone. Did you go? Did you participate in saving our economy? If you did participate, what did... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
Green Sunday! This Sunday, November 28, is the first Sunday of Advent. It is also the day we “hang the green” to mark the beginning of our season of anticipation. We will light the candle of Hope, the first candle... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
Ah! on Thanksgiving day.... When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before. What moistens the lips and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
I did manage to put together a graphic for Sunday, with the help of Jan Richardson at the Advent Door. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
Where Advent Begins © Jan L. Richardson via Advent is one of my favorite seasons and I'm excited it arrives this Sunday. One of the things I love most about Advent is Jan Richardson's The Advent Door. Art is... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 22, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
cor·nu·co·pia noun \ˌkȯr-nə-ˈkō-pē-ə, -nyə-ˈ\ a curved goat's horn overflowing with fruit and ears of grain that is used as a decorative motif emblematic of abundance (from We will take a look inside one of these this Sunday (Nov. 14),... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
It's a good day for a Haiku. And what a great diversion from all that work you have saved up for the last day of your workweek. How about trying your haiku here? I'm still learning how to Haiku, but... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
“God of the Living” Luke 20:27-38 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, November 7, 2010 Rev. John Henson Several holidays combined together last week, all of which had a common theme: death and the afterlife. They were: Halloween, with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
I'm still tying up some loose ends from our first big outreach event--the Highland Halloween CARnival--on this past Sunday. Doing it was a step of faith, given that we didn't have a lot of resources, did very little advertising and that we are still in infancy stage as a church.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at Planting Urban
The Gospel text (Luke 20:27-38) is a challenge this week, but, as I see it, fits right in with the other texts in the lectionary. I see in each one a longing for something new, for resurrection. Luke's account of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
“What You Can See from A Tree” Luke 19:1-10 Delivered to Church for the Highlands on Sunday, October 31, 2010 When was the last time you climbed a tree? Just thinking back to that time probably leads you to a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
A baptism I'll never forget. And she was the first in our new church, 2005, Trophy Club. Summer, 2009, Mountain Air, North Carolina School Christmas play Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
Today would have been Maggie Lee's 14th birthday. We mark it today not only with our fond memories of her life, but also with the second annual Maggie Lee for Good Day. It is a day to bring good out... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
Local students, businesses and nonprofit groups will help honor the memory of a Shreveport middle school student who died in a church bus crash in 2009. via Maggie Lee for Good Day is coming up on Friday. The article... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 27, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
“How to Beat Your Breast” Luke 18:9-18 Delivered to Church for the Highlands on Sunday, October 24, 2010 When I was a kid, I spent many a Sunday afternoon watching Westerns on TV. For some reason, this was the typical... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
One of the ways we are introducing our attendees to opportunities to serve in our neighborhood is by having a Missional Ministry Moment segment in each worship service. This provides them with vision, information and invitation for participation. It helps us stay true to our mission, which is: Church for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Planting Urban
I am looking through the texts for this next Sunday and have decided to go with the Gospel text (Luke 18:9-14) for my sermon. How can I not, when Jesus tells a story to a group of people who are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
“Wrestling with God” Genesis 32:22-31; Luke 18:1-8 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, October 17, 2010 Several stories I’ve heard this week have stayed with me as I’ve read through the Scriptures for today. One I heard while ironing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
Chagall Have you ever wrestled with God? Jacob did, as described in one of this week's OT readings: Genesis 32:22-31. The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
Lives are bring changed and prepared for the future as volunteers help children with their homework and studies. What an incredible opportunity to make a difference with such a small investment of time. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2010 at Planting Urban
“Some People See” Luke 17:11-19 Delivered to Church for the Highlands Sunday, October 10, 2010 “Some people!” That’s a phrase I often say and with clenched teeth and unhealthy thoughts. The words come out of my mouth in all kinds... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts
I'm preaching on Luke 17:11-19 this Sunday, a text I have used many for the Sunday before Thanksgiving, to remind us to give some thanks in the midst of endless football and food. This week, though, I'll focus on what... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at Wondering Thoughts