Why Renovating the Church is Essential

Part 2 - see part 1 here In my last post, I addressed the renovation project of our ministers. If the ministers are the raw materials (1 Peter 2:5), then the ministries are... Read More

Disability & God's Ability

Disability, Calling and the Divine Soap Opera When it comes to the subject of God’s calling on someone’s life, where are the boundary markers?  Which is... Read More

Butterfly Porn

The Cardboard Conundrum “An intriguing entomological experiment shows that a male butterfly will ignore a living female butterfly of his own species in favor of a... Read More

Pioneers' Pianos

On The Trail Their worldly possessions piled high in mule-driven carts, pioneers traipsed over mountains, through valleys, across rivers, for a total of over three and a half... Read More

Why Renovating the Church is Essential

This blog post may not be what you think. We are having renovations in the basement of our church building. But the church isn’t a building, and so I’m not going... Read More

The Nature of [The] Light

Jesus Jesus is a difficult man to pin down, or should I say a difficult God to pin down? Exactly. Full of seeming contradictions, Jesus is difficult for us to comprehend; not... Read More

Far Away, So Close

transcendence beautifying immanence When you’re going through something difficult or scary in life, it’s the most natural thing in the world to want someone... Read More

Focusing on the One Big Thing in 2016

2015 is gone. 2016 has arrived like a freight train barreling forward. Time never stands still. Every minute that passes by means that we are closer to the return of Christ.... Read More

Costly Worship?

Have you ever started out on some project or endeavor, only to discover part ways in that it was actually going to be much more costly and time consuming than you had... Read More

Inside AND Out

Most of us by now – whether you have kids or not – have seen the new Disney/Pixar film Inside Out.  One of the general themes of that film included the... Read More