In many ways, we find ourselves in unchartered territory. Few of us could have ever imagined that so much would happen in such a short time in relation to the Coronavirus, but it has, and more change and disruption will no doubt continue in the coming weeks and months. One of the big questions that […]Read More Church At Home
John 13:34-35: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Among the many “radical” teachings of Jesus, we could definitely put this verse in that category. The […]Read More Two Keys to a Healthy Church
We have all heard it before. You pass someone you know and ask them, “how’s it going?” or “how ya doing?” Answer: “fine.” Or….. “I’m fine thanks.” There are other go-to responses to that question, but “I’m fine” tends to be among the most popular. Steph and I had the opportunity to attend a pastors conference […]Read More Stop saying “I’m fine!”
Last week our family had the opportunity to go to a play in Dubois, PA. We had a wonderful time watching “Anne of Green Gables” and the gal who played Anne was simply superb. As you might have guessed from the above picture, the play was in an old church which was converted into a […]Read More When a Church Closes Its Doors
I have been privileged to be a pastor for about 9 years. In the first church I served at, my tenure lasted about 4 years. The second tenure lasted about 3.5 years and now I am serving as pastor of a third local church. Surprisingly, my experience as a pastor is not unique. It does […]Read More 64 Years in Ministry and Counting….
Ever since Christmas, we have been slowly working our way through Matthew’s gospel as a congregation. Let me tell you, this has been a lot of fun for me. After spending much of my early ministry jumping around from passage to passage and doing one mini-series after another, I have greatly enjoyed digging deep into […]Read More The Same Old Glorious Message
Let the power of God’s Word speak for itself: “Therefore, welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” Romans 15:7 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts […]Read More “One another” in the New Testament