The Value of Place Mission, Vision, Values Matthew 4:12-23 Last summer at a conference I was randomly assigned a roommate who turned into a new friend. Stacey is a pastor in upstate New York, but she hails from Minnesota. You can tell she’s from Minnesota because, well, of the way she talks. She also talks about hockey. A lot. This week on her Facebook page she listed 25 things Minnesotans do that… Read More
I wrote a bit this week about the constant tension in the church between hard core discipleship and watered down Jesus. In the piece (which you can read here), I talked quite a bit about my boot camp teacher Tyrone. Just to prove I wasn’t over exaggerating, I snuck a picture of him today. Before he yelled at me to stop messing around and get back to work.
What God Really Thinks of You Matthew 3:13-17 I’m so glad you’re here this morning! Today we begin several weeks of talking about identity, values, and mission of our congregation—this church. If you’re newer to Calvary, these next few weeks will be a great time to listen and think and learn about who this congregation is. But we start the conversation today, on Baptism of Jesus Sunday, with a little more personal… Read More
So, here’s an experience I had over Christmas, along with a bit of pontificating about whether church can be a place to ask hard questions. Check it out. http://www.abpnews.com/opinion/item/28217-finding-a-place-to-ask-the-tough-questions#.Us8X59JDsuc