Lent reminds us that suffering is not pointless, that there must be a death in order to be a resurrection....Keep Reading
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Exactly two of you asked me why we “edited” the phrase “He descended into Hell” out of the version of the Apostles Creed that our children learned. I figure for every question I receive, there are ten of you who wanted to ask but didn’t. So, for the twenty of you who are wondering, here are our reasons. ...
According to Harold Best, God created worshippers. We were created pouring out worship. Each member of the Trinity continually worships the others. God created us in his image. We were created to pour out worship upon the Trinity, but since we are fallen we worship created things rather than the creator....
The last week of March, starting on Palm Sunday, March 25th, and culminating on Easter Sunday, April 1st, is known as ‘Holy Week.’ Some consider this week the most important week in the entire church year. During this week, we follow the timeline of Jesus’ last week before His resurrection. You can read about this ‘final week’ in all four of the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, with each gospel writer giving slightly different perspectives on the events of the week....
We ask God why he did not help. The worst answer of them all is, "I could have helped but chose not too." In John 11, Jesus faces the pain of that answer for the first time. What can we learn from his tears? This blog post was inspired by reading Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale Oct 26, 1977 by Frederick Buechner...Keep Reading
Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed some changes during communion. We have started inviting women, typically but not exclusively, the wives of elders, to distribute the elements with the elders. I would like to briefly explain why we have made this change. ...Keep Reading
As Presbyterians, we're known for being "smart" Christians, though at times passionless for worship, evangelism and missions. While some might say the antidote for this sloth is greater personal commitment, a recasting of the vision, a shift in preaching, or all of the above, I would redirect us back to, of all things, a deep, refreshing reading and immersion in good theol...Keep Reading
Your kids have asked you this question. Actually, let’s just admit it- you’ve asked this question. Why do I have to go to church every week? It’s not always fun, I have lots of other things I could be working on, and I don’t always feel very spiritual. Some weeks I’d rather avoid church and churchy people altogether. So, will God be mad at me if I miss churc...Keep Reading
Many of us miss Easter. It lies tucked into the busyness of Spring. Missing it could be the worst mistake you ever make. ...Keep Reading