Technology Truly Can Bring Us Together

For several weeks now, our worship services have been “broadcast” live on the church’s Facebook page.  Folks out of town (and even out of the country!) have been ably to join us in real time or catch up later.  Read more…


Last Sunday, I preached on Luke 21:25-36, yet spoke of Psalm 46:2-3 as being at the heart of the Gospel text:

Therefore we will not fear.  This is the meaning of Jesus admonition in Luke’s Gospel: “Stand up and raise your heads.”  This is the language of faith as trusting in God’s promises made in Christ Jesus.  Even if the Cosmos and the earth (all of Creation) is in chaos, the believer is not to succumb to the fears and doubts that surround them.  Apopsuchó literally means to stop breathing out of fear – so this is fear of the highest order!  Rather:  Be alert at all times, praying that you may have the strength to escape all these things that will take place, and to stand before the Son of Man (Luke 21:36).

I ended the sermon by reading the poem If, by Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936).  Several folks have asked me to share that poem in writing – and here it is: Read more…

“Where’s the pastor?”

It’s been a little over a year since I last shared this information, so this reminder is a wee bit overdue:

My office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-1:45pm.

Friday is my day off.

Saturday is a day of sermon finalization, preparation for Sunday worship, and attention to anything that was missed during the week. Read more…