Rosh Hashanah

Days of Awe Depending on which calendar(s) you may use, whether print or digital, perhaps you’ve noticed a day coming up next Monday, September 10th called Rosh Hashanah. (I use a combination of Apple and Google Calendar, by the way, which I don’t know how I would survive without!)  It’s kind of like one of those days like ‘Canadian Flag Day’ that occasionally pops up … More Rosh Hashanah

Neighboring

During a conversation over coffee yesterday with a friend, he asked why things like missional living, neighboring, being a student of the community where we live, collaborative partnerships, racial reconciliation, foster care and adoption, serving the poor, hospitality and expanding our relational capacity to include people across ethnic, socio-economic and generational lines into gospel-centered community were all so important to me personally.  I thought … More Neighboring

unChristian: thoughts from ChurchPlanters.com Conference (Feb. 17-19)

If you are filled with light, with no dark corners, then your whole life will be radiant, as though a flood light were filling you with light. -Jesus, from Luke 11:36 Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to attend the ChurchPlanters.com Conference near Atlanta, GA, along with some of my friends who are in … More unChristian: thoughts from ChurchPlanters.com Conference (Feb. 17-19)

Why we exist…

…Jesus said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” _John 20:21 Sunday afternoon, we worked a bit on this question: why do we do what we do as a church-community? We’ve been trying to answer this over the last several weeks and months ever since we started gathering … More Why we exist…

being a eucharist

Perhaps this Easter Sunday you found yourself somewhere celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus and the fact that the tomb is empty, that Jesus is alive and is risen so that we might have life. (However you celebrated this past week, I hope it was rich in meaning for you.) Easter brings with it a time … More being a eucharist

a healing community

What fears are gripping your heart today? Have you ever found yourself ‘running to the hills’ (so to speak), or even pulling away into isolation out of a fear of hurt or rejection from people? Think for a moment about the fears that were gripping the heart of Jesus prior to His suffering on the … More a healing community