Christmas Cold and X-Mas
It isn’t always warm for everyone around the holidays, and I’m not referring to colder temperatures. For some of us, the holidays may have an empty feeling – the departure [...]
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A Thanksgiving
Trust works both ways. When I was installed in June, I had a lot of ideas and over the past several months I’ve been able to experiment with a few [...]
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Christian Buzzwords Series: Doubt
“I believe. Help my unbelief.” “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I [...]
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Benches, Flowers, and Rooms
The presence of the serving never really leaves the place they served. Their handprints, words and actions; their presence at the bedsides of the sick and dying; the sermons and [...]
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A Reminder
If you’re anything at all like me when I was sitting in pews listening to my pastor during college, you may have thought something along the lines of “Cool story, [...]
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Christian Buzzwords Series: Passion
Growing up as a student of drama, musicals, and show choir, I was often told to have “passion.” Directors of various kinds urged me to wear this passion on my [...]
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An Elaboration
I want to flesh out some of the things I said in my sermon on June 16th. But first… Wow. I am still overwhelmed by the generosity, warm embrace, happiness, [...]
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Sometimes It Comes Later
For three years, I directed a non-profit organization called Life Compass that ran out of a church. We raised money and we bought instruments (guitars, pianos, violins, and snare drums), [...]
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