Most of the time, phone calls are great. I enjoy connecting with people. When I see my daughter’s name in my phone, I anticipate a pleasant conversation. But recently, the call was not so pleasant. She called to inform me of a horrific accident that claimed the life of the daughter of some of our … More The Call You Never Want to Receive…
My daughter gives words to a grief I have never touched. For those who grieve and those who stand with them in helplessness. May we all learn to mourn with those who mourn and rejoice with those who rejoice.
I loved high school geometry. I don’t remember much from that class except the crazy little song my teacher sang about the “square of the hypotenuse is equal to sum of the square of the legs.” But it was a great class. This teacher was waaaaay past the age of retirement but he was an … More Geometry skills
Make room in your pews, set out a few more chairs, and put on a little more coffee because the real winner in this election will be the church. I’m not even kidding. The American public is a few short days away from delivering a new President. Barely a year ago, people were wringing their … More The Winner of the Election is….the Church
Here is my view this morning. Visible or not to the naked eye – it is a drenching rain on a chilly fall morning. And I have needed that drenching. It astounds me that my introverted husband (truth) is energized by the … More Recalibrating in October
I just read an article listing 10 signs you are attending a great church. Bless that publisher. What a novel idea. Most articles I’ve seen lately offer 83 ways the church is screwing up. Churches are too cultural – you know, they look too much like the world by using technology and lights and sound and … More What’s wrong with the church
Tony Campolo’s famous sermon is classic. (It is actually his version of an unnamed black preacher’s sermon who apparently wasn’t fortunate enough to have it recorded). If you haven’t heard it – here’s a 3-minute excerpt. You won’t be sorry. We will celebrate Good Friday this year with a collaborative Night of Worship along with … More “It’s Friday but Sunday’s a’comin.”