Sitting Close

Dear Church, Last Sunday nearly fifty of our seniors were treated to a Glenwood Oaks lunch courtesy of our Care Deacons. Pastor Corey and I thought it would be a great time to bring back the old “Senior’s Dinner” when deacons would host our seniors for a time of...

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Dear Church, “Dad, I love animals and I love Jesus. But I love Jesus more, so I think I want to be a Pastor when I grow up.” These were the precious and honest words Willem shared with me this past Monday night. He’s changed vocational dreams from...

Feeling Inadequate

Dear Church, Last week I was asked to present a paper at the Academy of Religious Leadership’s annual conference held at the Hyatt Mag Mile in the city. ARL is an academic guild that puts out a journal every year, provides a network of leadership resources and...

One More Sunday

Dear Church, Don’t you just wish you could bottle up the joy and gladness of Resurrection Sunday and carry it with you all week long? I was uplifted by the power of the Gospel prayed, sung and proclaimed so much that I just wanted to stay...

He's Been Here

Dear Church, “He is not here.” (Matthew 26:6) Perhaps there is no more under-rated verse in all of the Bible. Those four simple words were spoken by the angel to the women in Matthew’s account of the resurrection. He is not here. Jesus is not in...