Got Friends?

  Take a minute and chew on Galatians 6:1-5 before you read the rest of this. “Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of […]

Reading and Responding to the Scriptures

Have you ever had one of those moments where you are reading or thinking about something (especially something you’ve read and thought about many times before), and you are struck vividly about the reality of a truth? Almost as though you just took a shot in the jaw from a Mike Tyson punch? A pastor […]

A Pastoral Prayer for Our People and Places

1 Thessalonians 3:12 – “… and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all…” I am fond of Paul the pastor. Could Jesus’ apostle Paul be a little rough around the edges? For sure. Bold and confrontational with his words? Absolutely, and rightly so at times (see Galatians). But […]