The Church Buildings are Empty. Hallelujah!

I am thankful for the way our government has acted quickly to help Americans financially. The CARES Act provides economic relief for individuals and small businesses. But we need more than just financial support to get through this time.
There’s only one organization that can help meet all of our needs, and it’s because it’s not just an organization.


Maybe I was naïve, ignorant, or just hopeful, but I didn’t think it would be this hard. I hoped I could just sit under another pastor’s teaching and be ministered to. I hoped I could just let the Spirit wash over me in worship. I hoped I’d make some new friends, reconnect with some old ones, and be refreshed in relationships. But after nearly 8 months since stepping out of the pastorate, I’m finding it extremely difficult to be just “going to church” for the first time in 18 years.

We’re in the Endgame Now

In the blockbuster movie Avengers: Infinity War, earth’s superheroes find themselves in the unfamiliar and uncomfortable position of being on the losing end of the battle. For years, they’ve enjoyed celebrity status as the protectors of the universe until an other-worldly foe, Thanos, forcefully challenges their position. In many ways, this serves as a metaphor for the […]

In Defense of Biblical Values

In last Sunday’s message I talked about the need for wisdom in knowing what issues are worth losing your life, your job, or just some sleep over. I proposed that we should be willing to die for our foundational beliefs, defend our biblical values, and discuss our personal preferences. Afterwards I was asked, “What are […]