2022 General Assembly Update

Each year, you send me and other elders to our denominational national meeting — the General Assembly. This year our two Teaching Elders (Jeff and Paul) were able to attend. In the past, we have often sent Ruling Elders as well. One of the benefits of Presbyterianism is a practical connection to other churches. WeContinue reading “2022 General Assembly Update”

Why a Bible Reading Plan

As part of our rollout of Seeing Jesus Together, we will utilize a Bible reading plan. For some of you, this is an old habit. But for some of you, this will be new. So let me make a case for the benefits of a Bible Reading Plan. It disciplines us. Structure is good. ItContinue reading “Why a Bible Reading Plan”

Review: The Wisdom Pyramid

We need help navigating the torrent of ideas. You have probably felt the increasing tension over everything. It doesn’t take much to create a Twitter storm. Its not just in the buffered world of social media where conflict explodes. We walk on eggshells in our conversations constantly trying to assess what tribe someone belongs toContinue reading “Review: The Wisdom Pyramid”

10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask

Regret and fear are the two primary emotions parents face when their student approaches college. Regret over all the things that they have not prepared them for. And fear over all the things they have not prepared them for. The world of college is a world of new ideas and new experiences. The number ofContinue reading “10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask”

The Importance of This Election

Politics are important. We have the unique privilege in America of having a voice and a vote. Across the history of humanity, the ability of the average citizen to employ their will to effect politics is amazingly unique. So politics are important. The people of the Lord Jesus are “aliens and sojourners” (1 Peter 2:11)Continue reading “The Importance of This Election”

Finding a Treasure In an Unusual Place

“Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.” (Proverbs 16:31) Around sixty percent of the COVID deaths have been in people over the age of 70. As that statistic has been discussed, the dialogue has been discouraging. Some have argued that we are disrupting lives and the economy forContinue reading “Finding a Treasure In an Unusual Place”

Why Unhealthy People Crave Controversy

“To be sure, controversies happen in every era since people will have differing views on important issues, and sometimes even disagreements about how important those issues are. But Scripture speaks repeatedly about those who have what the apostle Paul calls “an unhealthy craving for controversy” (1 Tim. 6:4). Of course, Paul was more than willingContinue reading “Why Unhealthy People Crave Controversy”