What is Christianity?

This seems like such a basic and ridiculous question. It seems so obvious doesn’t it? Why am I bothering to ask this question? Yet, why is it that we have so many variations of this thing we call Christianity. Some of the variations seem to be in direct opposition...
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“We are returning from exile…” Sunday August 21, 2022

Here’s the transcript of the Sermon: Some of the great privileges and also heavy burdens of the vocation of being a pastor are the many holy and sacred moments that we get to experience with people.  The times when they shed their façade of everything being alright and show their...
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Innovators, Improvers, and Maintainers

Someone much smarter than me came up with these labels to describe three types of leaders in an organization. The beauty of the labels is that they are pretty clear descriptors of the type of leaders they describe. Innovators innovate. They create things. They start things and get things...
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The Multiverse of Madness

I know there’s a Marvel movie that uses this as part of it’s title. And it seems an appropriate title for the world as it currently exists. It’s a multiverse in the sense that it seems more and more each day that there are people in different universes and...
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What is community?

If you asked people to name things that are important to them, I’m willing to bet that one of the most common responses would be something to the effect that they want community. But what is community? It’s one of those words that I think people assume everyone agrees...
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God on a sign

I walk my dog, Jimmy, every morning. I really enjoy this time. It’s just me and Jimmy. It’s usually pretty quiet and still. The temperature is not bad. Jimmy likes to sniff all around – he’s part hound after all. We walk, he sniffs, does his business, and occasionally...
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