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Politically Speaking

Books: Carl Truemann, an evangelical Presbyterian professor/pastor from England, now serving in the US provides his own perspective on the strengths and weaknesses of American Christian political discourse in:  Republocrat: Confesssions of a Liberal Conservative...

This Beautiful Mess

My wife and I are confronted daily with messes.  It is the nature of having two boys – well, its the nature of having children period.  Yet, the refrains from us are consistent, making our lives feel like  the movie Groundhogs Day: please clean up your room,...

Membership Has Its Blessings

As I delve into a deep study of the nature of the church, I have been reflecting on the joy of being part of a church – sharing a common faith in Christ, committing to one another in the midst of all life’s seasons, serving not our own needs but the needs of...

Digitial Discipleship (4) – Benefits

I’ve been writing about the inherent problems of Digital Discipleship, and now in my fourth installment I’d like to indicate a number of benefits: The ability to get prayer requests and ministering needs out quickly to those who can help. Easy access to online bible...

The Road Less Travelled

What is Lent? The word “Lent” comes from the Old English word “lengten,” which simply means “spring” — when the days lengthen and new life springs forth. It is a time to anticipate the light over darkness. C.S. Lewis called it a season of a kind of “happiness and...

Digital Discipleship (3) – Relationships

I really don’t think people change their minds with online debate.  I have yet to hear a testimony from anyone like that.  First, people pick their teams before listening to the argument – and online debate only hardens these loyalties.  Secondly, it’s missing...

Digital Discipleship (2) – Witness

I mentioned last time that we are becoming unhealthy addicted to the dopamine rushes of instant information and digital attention.  Add to this growing problem is the fact that Christians are often wired to attach desperately important spiritual significance to these...

Digital Discipleship (1) – Our Brains

Over the past year I’ve been having many conversations with friends and colleagues about what it means to follow Jesus in the digital age and have read a number of helpful articles on the subject.  I thought I’d pass along some initiation observations.  My working...

The Image of God

Based on feedback from the fall sermon series on the Book of Genesis, a particular sermon that struck a chord with many was the sermon “The Image of God.”  Unfortunately, we had technical issues that day and were unable to record it.  A pdf text version...

Lets Have a Cup of Coffee

Published in the Pres – July 2015 I just returned from Princeton where I engaged in a theological conference, spent time studying in a great theological library, and spent time around tables and couches having theological conversations.   It was a stimulating...

Thanks for the Church – Quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer

As a pastor, I have been guided for years by a quote from one of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s letters from prison. It is a command that pastors and parishioners give thanks for the church God has placed them in. If we do not give thanks daily for the Christian community in...