Let me clarify what I mean. In Christianity, saved most often describes the experience of salvation from sin’s death penalty—through faith in the self-sacrifice of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
But, what if we need saving more than once? No... read more →
So, what is it for you? The most protected hour of the week? It’s an hour you don’t give up easily. It’s time you guard, because time is precious, right?
For many people, the most protected hour of the week is the “education hour” at churc... read more →
We played a round of Family Feud in church last weekend. It was the 'pulpit' family versus the 'lecturn' family. "Name the top 4 answers on the board to this question, 'What are some major movements in history?'" Answers given were, "Civi... read more →
The dear people of Parkland, Fla. have been heavy on our minds this week. The perpetrator of the school shooting, the one guilty of these innocent deaths, represents what seems to be a recurring profile. A loner, isolated and angry, a “least of the... read more →
Lent is an opportunity. It’s a window of time when our resolve is heightened. We tend to be ready for a challenge, like giving up something we love (chocolate, coffee, exercise :) ). But, why? Historically, lent has been a time to draw near to Jesu... read more →
It’s been almost 100 years since it happened—a total eclipse, visible across the country. People standing on beach shores, in baseball fields, or cornfields, all looking to the heavens at the same time, smiling and awestruck. What a miracul... read more →
Did you ever have one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days (like Alexander in the children’s book by Judith Viorst)—the kind of day that grows steadily worse with each passing minute? I had one Monday.
It began with my computer ... read more →
I first saw the logo on hoodies worn by the Chicago Cubs. It was post-season baseball, and 2016 was supposed to be our year (no more billy-goat curse). “We Came to Reign,” the logo boasted. I thought, “That’s a pretty bold claim.” But, a... read more →
I asked a friend what it’s like living in New York city (her hometown). “Oh, the grind of New York,” she said. “I love it, but when I go back to visit, I realize it’s really a grind.” I didn’t understand. She explained, “It’s the de... read more →
I'm really looking forward to this year's Summerfest. In addition to serving our community together, we will have a focus on prayer. The best way to learn to pray is hearing others pray! I hope you'll join us for three unique opportunities to learn t... read more →