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I add this image because i drew it on a retreat this week simply because I thought this staircase was beautiful.

The Good Life: Beauty

The Good Life Series takes us to the theme of Beauty this weekend. Jesus came so that we might have life and have it to the fullest. The Good Life, the abundant life, of Jesus runs counter to the empty promises of the world. The lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh, and […]

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Thankful for Family

How do you feel about your family? I’ve been thinking about the topic of family this week for three reasons: First, I’m preaching about it this week in our summer series The Good Life. Second, it is Father’s Day on Sunday and it would be nice to get our family together to honor my Dad. […]

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Preparing for The Good Life

Our summer worship series is called “The Good Life.” Here is the blurb from the sermons page (visit this page to catch all the sermon audio): This summer we focus on the reality of life. As humans, we are born with an impulse to make sense of life. What, then, is a good life? It […]

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Confessions of a Suburban Pastor

This was a big weekend for my family. My fourth and youngest child graduated from high school. That is a huge milestone in the life of a family system. I’m sure I’ll reflect on the dynamics of having four adult children at some point. Today, I want to reflect on a jarring contrast that confronted […]

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Freedom to Serve | A Devo on Galatians 5:2-15

The daily readings for this week take us into the final chapter of Galatians. Paul continues to plead with his Gentile brothers and sisters to not become shackled by the Law of Moses. Today’s reading, Galatians 5:2-15, poses an interesting paradox. He tells his friends that “you were called to freedom.” We, especially in the […]

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