life issues

Dealing with Loss

Dealing with Loss

In my little sphere of the world, the beginning of 2018 has dealt out much loss. Here are 10 ways to deal with loss, taken from the story of Lazarus' death in John 11:1-45. I believe these 10 are things we tend to forget when dealing with loss, but they're so beneficial for our process of grieving and moving forward. I hope this reminder is encouraging. 

Our Communities need the Church to be the Pillar of Peace

Our Communities need the Church to be the Pillar of Peace

I am not attempting to address all the ills in our country or even the most recent ones, nor am I attempting to address why we have all these ills in our country. That said, I do want to address the Church's response (collectively and individually) to the wrongful events in our country involving discrimination and injustice in our communities.

The Underestimation of Sin, Men's Edition

The Underestimation of Sin, Men's Edition

We had our first men’s night at church (9/27/15) on the heels of the Ashley Madison scandal. We entered that night by way of heavy hearts and pastoral concern for our men. I’m posting my message from that night to warn and encourage men as we are heading into 2016.