Apr 08

When the world closes in

It seems like we’re hit with it every, single week.  Another tragedy.  Another “breaking news” line running across the 24 hour news cycle.  Another sinking feeling of, “what has happened now?”  This week was no exception.  Yet again, the people of Fort Hood, Texas, and the members of our military there, have been struck by immense …

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Mar 25

Gospel Madness

It is that time of year! March Madness! Some of you have probably seen my bracket updates on Facebook and hopefully are enjoying your own bracket madness, if college basketball is your thing. There’s one aspect of March Madness that always leaves me a bit baffled. Those first two weekends of the tournament, if you …

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Mar 03

Dear Lord, I am grateful…

Well, by now, I’m sure that most of you have heard that I had quite the whirlwind weekend this past week.  On Saturday afternoon, I found myself stranded at a rest area on the Ohio Turnpike with a car acting terribly funny, and a strong feeling that whatever was wrong with it, it wasn’t making …

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Feb 26

Power to the People

How do we think about our global community?  Do we think of ourselves as just another individual Christian floating in the ether, disconnected and wandering, or as one of the many who worship our risen Lord?  When we worship, do we just think about ourselves and our community, or the wider world doing the exact …

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Feb 17

What’s in a Vocation?

Many of you have heard the story of my home pastors, a clergy couple, that came into my life when I was a young teenager, and put me on the path towards seminary.  They are constant sources of encouragement and hope, and truly are two of the greatest examples of how to live out your …

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Feb 11

Faith Olympics

Faith Olympics

The Winter Olympics are upon us!  The world’s best on snow and ice have descended upon Sochi, Russia, and our televisions have been filled with images of curling rocks being thrown, snowboards flying in the air, and double axles being executed to perfection.  I think the Winter Olympics sometimes get a bad rap, because some …

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