Snow and Ice (Wait, Rain… Just Rain) Why Are You So Afraid?

The kids are out of school again because maybe, possibly, we are not even sure, there was the threat of a winter storm. We did have some very nice, big snowflakes that fell which gave us hope that our responses to the threat (we cancelled church stuff on Wednesday evening) would be justified. Well, what… Continue reading Snow and Ice (Wait, Rain… Just Rain) Why Are You So Afraid?

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs (or my e-note to SSCC for This Week

I hope this finds you doing well and having a good week. As I write this, a fairly significant snow/ice event may be on its way to us. I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that it either will or will not happen. In all seriousness, I hope you are able to stay safe… Continue reading Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs (or my e-note to SSCC for This Week

Are You in Love with Your Model or Your Mission?

I am probably on more church leadership email lists that I really need or want to be on, but most every article I receive has some nugget of wisdom I can file away and use some time. This morning I read one such article, which was around predictions about church attendance patterns. We know the… Continue reading Are You in Love with Your Model or Your Mission?

Random Oscar Thoughts

I am a great fan of movies and they often influence my preaching and other communication.Jesus used the tools and medium available to him in order to communicate with his followers.  Mary Michael has come to expect that she has to watch the Oscars with me so with can have running commentary. She also likes… Continue reading Random Oscar Thoughts

Turn (A Nicer Way of Saying Repent)

I have been thinking a lot about turning this week, since that is Sunday's sermon topic. I believe the typical person who attends a mainline Protestant church could probably use a little more repentance in their lives. That is the power of the ashes on our foreheads from Ash Wednesday, a reminder that we need… Continue reading Turn (A Nicer Way of Saying Repent)