May 16, 2019

Just outside my office hangs a lovely print, centered upon which is the classic Wendell Berry poem, “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front.” The wisdom of this 84 year-old prophet abounds, and like the stories and teachings of Jesus — stark, real, timeless...

May 9, 2019

This past week has afforded me two distinct and meaningful opportunities to gather with fellow pastors to talk, pray, plan, and listen to the movement of the Spirit of God all around us. The first was on Monday, where some thirty or more pastors were welcomed by the...

May 2, 2019

Every bit of the service bore her mark. The prayers thoughtfully culled and created. The poetry precisely chosen. The hymns whittled down from a dozen to three which shared her vision (God’s vision!) for ministry in a hurting world. The “charge to the church” that she...

April 25, 2019

The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed! What joy we shared together on Sunday, as we met at the tomb to discover that God in Christ has made all things new! Our Holy Week and Easter observances this year were among the most meaningful of any I remember, and I give...

April 18, 2019

We didn’t spot her until our descent. Eyes focused on the prize, we ascended the sturdy metal beams — stairs and ladders, one after the other, hard hats protecting us from the low ceilings, some of us (yours truly!) clenching tighter with every set of stairs we...

April 11, 2019

“Spring is coming…” has been the promise and the invitation we’ve heard this Lenten season. In worship, in self-reflection, in study, and in service, our congregation has yielded to the reminder that in Christ, all things will be made new, life will come from even the...

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