Pastor’s Blog

He Emptied Himself

You’ve seen it a hundred times on TV cop shows; the suspect is being arrested, and the officer says, “You have the right to remain silent … you have the right to an attorney.”  As human beings, we have many more rights than just our Miranda Rights.  If you had to make a list, what…

He Knows Us

Most of us don’t want to admit it, but I’ll bet you can remember a time you felt embarrassed or ashamed, right? Maybe it was something as innocent as getting caught sleeping on the job or in class. Or that time you finally worked up the nerve to ask someone out on a date and…

Unashamed

In my message the first week of Lent, I suggested we should do a “Cross Search” – pay attention during the week to crosses we see as we go about our day and ask ourselves, “Why is it there?  What difference does it make? How does it bring the Kingdom of God near?”   I was…

Cultivating a Habit of Hope

We begin our worship service each Sunday during Advent by lighting a candle on the Advent wreath. This past Sunday we lit the first candle and we called it “HOPE.” For me, this hushed moment of candle lighting is like the ringing of a bell – a bell not very big, and not very loud…

The Neverending Story

I’ve been talking about different ways our faith and practice MATTERS to us and to the world around us. Last Sunday it was IT MATTERS How We Use the Bible. You can listen to my message HERE. But I want to expand on something I said in that sermon. It’s an idea that I believe…