To Defend or Embrace

Three weeks ago, I started a series of articles to ask some questions about what we are doing as a church in both the local congregation and in the greater church beyond. I presented the idea that as a church, we are failing at the mission of the church and in all honesty, I thinkContinue reading “To Defend or Embrace”

Calling

Since the pandemic started in earnest this past spring, I have been driving Heather to work and back most days. It started as a way to have a little time together since our family was at home all the time during the early days of Covid but over time it became the norm. With schoolContinue reading “Calling”

The Ancient Ways – Part 3

An unintentional fastThere have been a few times in my life I have considered the idea of fasting with some seriousness. I first read about it in a serious sense in college and again sometime later in seminary. In seminary, I tried a few times to fast just to get an idea of what itContinue reading “The Ancient Ways – Part 3”

The Story: Vision

For the video click here. Let’s step into a story. The sun has not yet come up, but you know it is morning. You know it the way you know a storm is coming or the way you feel a person walking into the room when your back is to them. Maybe you feel theContinue reading “The Story: Vision”

Living V: Love One Another

The year was 1966. The war in Vietnam was being ratcheted up by Washington with President Johnson vowing that the 250,000 troops in South Vietnam would stay until the aggression was ended, a move that countered the Soviet Union’s insistence that the US leave. We soldiered on with the Cold War, The Space Race, andContinue reading “Living V: Love One Another”

The Ministry III

Part Three: The Proper Mindset Art has a way of looking at life and asking questions that sometimes are uncomfortable to ask. In 2002, a movie asked this question, what does a father who needs to get help for his son do when there is nothing else to do? The answer, according to the tagline:Continue reading “The Ministry III”

The Ministry II

Part Two: People to Minister With Working with teenagers is like walking a cat, you can take them outside, you can put a leash on them, but the odds are, they’ll just lay on the ground and play with the leash. Case in point, I decided that it would be bright idea to have aContinue reading “The Ministry II”