Adoption and Church

Watch the video first: Obviously, the video is about adoption, but I want to suggest this is a picture of the church as well. The metaphor for the church being a family and us joined together in a diversity of cultures, backgrounds, gifts and handicaps. After all, we...

Why We Must Be Equals

We’ve been doing it since we were born. We see people and the way they dress, the color of their skin, how they carry themselves, and listen to their voices and what they say and we make snap judgments. Not moral judgments all the time, we’re just looking...

Sharing and Extending the Table

This past Thanksgiving Sunday, we joined together with the Hispanic congregation we share the building, Iglesia Pentecostes Uncion Divina. Since we moved to the location in 2010, this was our fifth time doing a joint English/Spanish worship service with our Latino...

Too Faithful to Fail

 I don’t think many of us can help it. “The church is the people, not the building.” We say that, sure. We may even believe it. But in many ways, in practical ways, it is certainly an organization. It’s definitely a non-profit corporation with...

A Father’s Day Post

Sunday was Father’s day, and it was an emotional day. I almost cried while leading worship during “How He Loves”. And the second time I could not even hold back.  As we prayed over our fathers, God prompted me to confess about how I talk to my dad.  Words are...

Connected to Women’s Liberation is Our Own…

In prepping for Sunday’s message on masculinity for Father’s Day, I ran across this wonderful TED Talk by Tony Porter: I loved the line where he connects women’s liberation with the liberation of men as well. It reveals a sense as sense that we are...