Month: August 2019

Sunday sermon preview: “We have everything we need to start an orphanage. We have an orphan.”…
I am incredibly lucky. There’s a quote from the writer and theologian Frederick Buechner: “The place where God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger coincide.” It’s a quote that I heard a lot in seminary and continuing ed. Someone would…
Sunday sermon preview: Paul worked so that he could serve. He received so that he could give. He got stuff so that he could share. He lived out a little piece of the Kingdom of God….
A few years ago, when I worked for Back Bay Mission, we got a new executive director. She wasn’t a member of the United Church of Christ, and I needed to introduce her to the denomination and to a whole bunch of people. So I took her to Cleveland….
Sunday sermon preview: To live in fear is to belie a trust in the One who gifted us with life….
Many of you know that I’m an amateur musician. I play clarinet and tenor saxophone. And while my clarinet is reserved for things like summer band, I actually practice my saxophone. It sits on a stand in my office at home. Sometimes, I can pick it up and work…
This is a reprint of my column from the August 2019 Carillon Notes. Read the whole newsletter here. In June, Mariah and I had the pleasure of attending the United Church of Christ’s General Synod in Milwaukee. General Synod is when people from across the denomination come together to…
A new issue of the Carillon Notes is available! Check is out here! And a reminder that the due date for the next Carillon Notes is August 22, 2019….

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