We Are a Mess

You need to know that at one point each of the last two Saturdays this church building was a big huge mess — and I loved it. Two Saturdays ago we had just about 300 people in and about the atrium, classrooms and sanctuary for the Easter Egg Hunt. Since a majority were...

I Dig Theology

So, ok, the title is a pun. By “dig” I first mean that I enjoy thinking theologically and I love talking theology.  Be careful, I will suck you into a discussion of Scripture or doctrine and then 20 minutes of your life will be gone. By “dig” I also mean that I love...

Don’t Overthink Easter

Rather than over think Easter, and I would never over think something. Not me man. I went to a nifty little book I have named, Our Christian Symbols by Friedrich Rest published first in 1954 and again in 1959 and sold to a man named Howard T. Clark of Colorado Springs...

HOWDY!

Doesn’t it drive you nuts when someone plants a song in your head? This morning after I slipped a new shirt over my head, Kim looked at me and called me Minnie Pearl. I hope you remember the wonderful comedienne who became even more famous when she joined the cast of...

The Rest of the Story

Let me finish the story I began with my sermon on Sunday. As I said, my mom passed away in September 2002. The last words we said to each other were the words of blessing: “The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God our Father, and the...