Month: March 2019

Once upon a time, when I was young, I was a terrible Boy Scout. I had been a Cub Scout. I had worked my way through the ranks. I was a bobcat, and a tiger, and a wolf, and a bear, and a webelos. It wasn’t too difficult. The…
A new issue of the Carillon Notes is available! Check it out here! And a reminder that the deadline for the next Carillon Notes is March 18, 2019….
Sunday sermon preview: I’m not prepared. I don’t have my stuff together. I’m just trying my best… and what’s someone who’s just trying his best to do?…
For Lent this year, a group of us is reading Rachel Held Evans’ book Searching for Sunday. I’ve read it before, of course. But one of the joys of having a book group for Lent is that I get to re-read it… carefully… with and eye toward talking about…
Faith in Motion is a an eight week series that includes activities, discussion, and fun for students from 2nd through 7th grade. And the spring 2019 sessions begin on Wednesday, March 27! The spring theme is “Lean on Me”. We will discuss and explore all the great people these…
Sunday sermon preview: If the church, at its best, is a recovery group for struggling and imperfect people—if church is a recovery group for sinners—then one of the things that we do during Lent is make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves….
A simple truth: someone else having enough does not hurt me. There’s an episode of The Simpsons where Lisa, the smart and justice-oriented daughter of the title family accuses her hapless and dimwitted dad, Homer, or being jealous of Apu, the proprietor of the local Kwik-E-Mart, for… reasons. And…
Sunday sermon preview: The simple truth is that someone else having enough does not hurt me….
Welcome to Lent. Lent is a strange season. Last week, I told you that it is traditionally a time of fasting and repentance. It is a time to think about who we are and who God wants us to be and how we get from the former to the…
Sunday sermon preview: How many times should you forgive someone? Until they get it right. Until you get it right….

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