Month: November 2019

As you all know, before I became your pastor, I worked for an organization called Back Bay Mission. One of the things that we did was rehabilitate houses for low-income families. Sometimes, those were houses that had been through a flood or a fire. Sometimes, those were houses that…
Sunday sermon preview: We think and pray and discern. We hear God’s call for our lives. We set our feet on the path and we set our eyes on God. And then life happens….
I believe that we have established that I am a nerd. I watch Doctor Who. I see Marvel movies and Star Wars movies pretty close to opening night. I play Dungeons & Dragons. My credentials as a nerd are well-established. So it might not surprise you to know that…
Sunday sermon preview: Things will get bad. Things will get terrible. Things will hit rock bottom. Things will get to the lowest of the lows… and then the world will be transformed….
Sunday sermon preview: This is a God who has held us and fed us and who longs for us when we stray.  This is a God who will never, ever let us go….
Someone once told me about this pastor. Now, I heard this second hand, so I don’t know exactly where she was, or exactly who she was speaking to, or exactly what the context for what she said was. But someone once told me that this pastor was preaching a…
This is a reprint of my column from the November 2019 Carillon Notes. Read the whole newsletter here. It probably won’t surprise you to learn that I think about giving a lot. And it probably won’t surprise you to learn that Mariah and I think very carefully about our…
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 November 20, 2019….

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