Covenant & Cross  

Many years ago, when I started wearing a cross, perhaps at my confirmation at the age of 35, one of my brothers-in-law asked me why I would wear a Roman instrument of torture and death around my neck. I have to say that I had never thought of a cross in quite that manner and…

Friday Five – Shifting Gears

1) What kind of car are you driving, and does it shift for you, or do you shift manually? I drive a red Kia Soul! I shift manually… partly because I am a control freak… partly because my commute takes me into a different weather system, and one of my churches is on a twisty road,…

What Kind of Church… Community… World…

I wrote about 3 sermons in my head this week. A week in which every time I turned around there seemed to be another thing that made my heart ache… earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan… flooding in Texas… another 500 Syrian refugees die trying to escape their war torn country… a number of violent deaths…

Love Your Visitors!

I am out of town on Study Leave, in fact, on the other side of the country, and so took advantage of the opportunity to worship instead of lead worship last Sunday. I chose the church partly because of what I discovered on their website, which indicated an active, outward looking congregation. The music was…