Category Archives: Community

vision

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From early on in my almost 20 years of pastoring, people in the two churches I’ve served have asked me, “What is your vision?” Vision and strategy, it may surprise you to know, were not taught in seminary. Now, I’m not opposed … Continue reading

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sheep

Sometimes I feel like a sheep in wolves’ clothing… How can no one see this? Are they blind? Eventually, I’m sure, someone will find me out; they will notice that I’m not what I appear to be (or what I think … Continue reading

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no longer present

There are days it seems our faces are too far apart from one another. My ear is inclined to the voice of another… a voice more shrill and exciting than yours… at least… for the time being. We stand at a party, you and … Continue reading

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Farewell to Facebook

Today is New Year’s Day, and I’ve  been reflecting on something, off and on, for most of the Season of Advent. As I’ve prayed about the season and my own attentiveness to it, a word has repeatedly come to mind: distraction. … Continue reading

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a house divided | who needs us?

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On Sunday I preached on the division of the kingdom into the Northern (Israel)and Southern (Judah) kingdoms.  One of the points I was making was that while the division was God’s doing in judgment against Solomon’s “divided heart” or half-heartedness toward God, … Continue reading

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