The Church is a living, breathing organism which is in a constant state of flux. Sometimes that change is subtle and not really noticeable, evident perhaps with a tweaking of how one understands the Gospel or theological principles that finds its way into a sermon or lesson. Sometimes that change is a little more obvious […]Read more "When a Minister Leaves"
There’s a word for everything, especially for what we’re afraid of. For some that fear can be paralyzing, controlling everything that person does, who they are, and how they view the world. In my younger and more vulnerable years I developed a short-lived, yet undiagnosed fear of escalators (escalaphobia.) I never had a problem going […]Read more "The Other “F” Word"
Three years into school, and thirty three years on earth, and I finally preached my first sermon. I can’t say it was easy, nor can I take all the credit. But I learned quite a bit in those 20-25 minutes, and the more I think about it, the more valuable I realize that experience was […]Read more "Reflections on My First Sermon"
Once again it’s that time of year. Spring has overcome Old Man Winter’s half-hearted attempt at a season, the grass has been mowed twice, and the mosquitoes have been congregating for their annual convention on and around our front porch light and azalea bush. It’s a time of rejuvenation, of wonderment and splendor. A time […]Read more "This Way to the Resurrection"
Over the past couple of months, my wife and I have been involved in a small group at our church. Generally catering to the 25-35(ish) demographic, we come from a variety of backgrounds, educationally, socially, professionally, and spiritually. I think that’s the beauty of the whole thing. Nobody comes to our community group to reflect […]Read more "Breaking the Bubble"
Hebrews 10:23-25 – Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another – and all the […]Read more "Treading the Marshes"
I love The Three Stooges. Sure the humor is immature and ridiculous, and of course if someone got smacked in the head with an iron bar or had their nose twisted with a pair of pliers, someone would really get hurt or killed. But I’m still going to laugh because it’s entertaining. One of my […]Read more "What’s your big idea?"