Month: September 2019

Years ago, before we were married, Mariah and I went to visit Mariah’s parents for some holiday or another. And Mariah’s aunt and her cousin were also there. One day, Mariah and I were in the living room playing Jenga. And Mariah’s cousin wanted to play, too, so we…
Sunday sermon preview: The fear that I’m really just winging it and everyone else knows I’m just winging it is just part of being an adult….
One of the best parts of being your pastor is the time with young worshippers right before a baptism. Those are the times when I get to stand in front of the chancel with our young people and bless the water that we will use to claim someone as…
This wasn’t supposed to happen. I wasn’t supposed to be here. This wasn’t part of the plan… if there was even any plan at all. When I was a kid, I was an acolyte, just like all of the other kids in my church. We would wear albs that…
In the beginning, God planted a garden. That’s not a scientific statement, it’s a theological one. It’s not about the material origins of the cosmos. It’s about the relationship between God and the world. And I understand that it might seem like a delicate distinction, but it’s an important…
Sunday sermon preview: In the beginning, God planted a garden….
September is coming up fast, and with September comes our fall programming! And we have some exciting stuff coming up. Bible Study for all ages begins on Wednesday, September 18th. Our Fall Bible Study will focus on the book of Ruth, and will run for four weeks, ending on…
I have been told that you can’t pick and choose what parts of the Bible you believe. It’s all or nothing. And that if I want to be a real Christian—a real follower of Jesus—I have to believe every chapter and every verse: the easy parts about love and…
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 September 22, 2019….

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