What happens when the body of Christ disagrees about celebrating the Lord’s Supper during quarantine? … More Should Christians Take Communion Virtually?
Daryl and I have been praying together quite a bit lately. It’s not rare for us to pray with one another (we are pastors, after all), but in these days it’s had an added air of urgency. There’s a lot going on out there, friends. I get daily videos from a dear friend who’s locked … More Lord, strengthen our weak knees
Oh, dear friends. What a week. WHAT A WEEK. A few days ago we mentioned to our seven-year-old who was (understandably) saddened about the cancellation of, well, everything, that we are living in historic times. That someday his kids and grandkids will ask him where he was and what life was like during the coronavirus … More Into the Unknown
Originally published May 12, 2016. How often do you feel afraid? Back in college I played hockey, rock climbed, and regularly took solo trips to less-than-stellar neighborhoods. I knew how to take a hit on the ice rink. I rarely looked over my shoulder downtown. I loved the exhilaration of finishing a tough lead climb–of almost … More God’s 911 * 10 Minute Devotional
Daryl got on a plane yesterday. He’s headed to a conference in Chicago, one for pastors with PhDs (which I sometimes call his annual nerd-pile, but then again, “nerd” is a compliment in our house). He goes each year and we always miss him but love all the stories and energy he brings back. We … More Life in the Age of Coronavirus
* Arrival * An Advent Reflection by Courtney Ellis My parents always say they don’t sleep well unless all of their babies are under their roof. Never mind that their “babies” are all now in their 30s, as a parent myself I can absolutely understand this sentiment. Many of us, most of us leave home. … More Arrival * An Advent Reflection
A gorgeous, heartbreaking drama in five acts.
An Advent reflection on love by Christopher Upham … More Love * An Advent Reflection
I felt exhaustion and relief that the process was over, and terror that it had just begun. * An Advent Reflection on birth by Bethany Beams … More Birth * An Advent Reflection
“The trouble with silence and stillness is that we might just hear from God.”
An Advent reflection on trust by Joel Erickson. … More Trust * An Advent Reflection
What do the GOOD paper towels have to do with the love of God? Turns out, a whole lot. * An Advent reflection on gifts by Bethany Erickson … More Gift * An Advent Reflection