February 2, 2021

Production of Worship

Over the past year, we have been forced to think about worship in new ways. The things that we once considered necessary for proper adoration and edification have simply been impossible to do as a separated congregation … well, at least it sometimes seems that way. We have had to […]
January 1, 2021

The “Best” Things

I hope you’re excited about the new year! I am—and not just because 2020 was … well … not great. New Years always offers us new hope and promise. But right now, I want you to take a moment to reflect on what’s happened in your life in the past […]
July 4, 2020

Self Evident Truths

Racism is sin and black lives matter. Neither one of these convictions should be hard to grasp for people of faith who read the Bible and take Jesus seriously. If we believe, as the book of Genesis tells us, that God created all people in God’s own image, then it […]
February 1, 2020

Love Always

April 1, 2019

Listening for a Change

March 1, 2019

Better Together

November 30, 2018

Finishing Strong, Beginning Well

      Christians mark time in a peculiar way. We begin a new year at Advent just as the calendar year comes to an end.  This juxtaposition of the sacred and secular puts us in the odd position, spiritually speaking, of both looking ahead and looking back at the […]
May 4, 2018

Gathered Together . . . As It Is in Heaven

In their book, “Worship Together in Your Church as in Heaven,” Josh Davis and Nikki Lerner challenge readers on the discussion of worship. “Many times as we approach the subject of worship, we are asking the wrong questions. What kind of music do we like? What are the felt needs […]
July 1, 2017

The Church’s Christ-Given Job Description

Jesus made it pretty clear to his disciples what he expected from them once he returned to heaven to sit at the right hand of God.  He said, “Go and make disciples of all people everywhere, baptizing them and teaching them to obey everything that I’ve commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).  […]