August 22, 2020

It doesn’t matter who goes first. That’s a phrase that I say multiple times a day, every day. Sometimes it’s in the midst of a small child lying in a pool of tears on the cold, hard tile because they just can’t cope with the idea of being last. Regardless of how many times I utter that phrase, it really does matter to my dear children who walks through the door first, who brushes their teeth first, and who rides… Read more

August 7, 2020

You don’t have to scroll through social media too long to be overwhelmed by the barrage of divisive and demeaning language coming from all sides. It’s enough to make one wonder if there is any hope for a nation with “United” in its name. The most tragic aspect of this segregated reality is that the church is right at the center of it all. This is the issue that social psychologist Christena Cleveland addresses in her book Disunity in Christ,… Read more

July 27, 2020

This is my command: Love. – John 15:17 With this one statement, Jesus made it all really simple. You see it was never about following the rules. It was never about trying to be good enough. It was never about being right or having it all figured out. Jesus told us to love. He told us that love is what it’s always been about. All the Law and the Prophets and every command issued from the mouth of God was… Read more

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