I Don't Like God's Plan. It's Not Fair. It Makes Me Sad.

Dear Church, “I don’t like God’s plan. It’s not fair. It makes me sad.” That’s what my 5 year-old son, Willem, told me as I put him to bed Monday night. This was after a conversation on the way home from Roger DeGraff’s house, who early that day lost his...

Not Really The Least Of These

Dear Church, Where do you think you can find the Kingdom of Heaven? I guess that presumes we’re actually looking for the Kingdom of Heaven. The gospel writer Matthew uses the phrase “Kingdom of Heaven” throughout the first book of the...

Now What?

Dear Church, I purposefully didn’t write about our Presidential Election last week. Not because I’m condoning a response of indifference or because I’m simply putting my head in the sand, but more because I’m simply weary of...

The Word Became Flesh And Moved Into The Neighborhood

Dear Church, I’ll apologize in advance, but for today, I’ve simply listened, prayed and lamented enough about our current political climate and election process that I have little left in me to critique or write about. Instead, I want to share with you a...

What Happened To You?

Dear Church, Last week Sunday we let the redeemed of the Lord say so. For those of you who were in worship with us, you’ll remember listening to the powerful testimony of Kenny “The Sheik” Gardner. And if you missed it, go right now to...