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Navigating the Political Season

The political season is about to wind down as election day approaches. Many of you have shared concerns, questions, and various feelings about how we as Christians should handle the political environment and situation in our country. So I thought that I would offer some pastoral remarks about navigating the upcoming days. [spacer] 1. Remember that God is...

Red Light, Green Light

I recently shared a story with my small group about a childhood experience that has become a spiritual analogy for me in adulthood: When I was 7 or 8 years old, my mother took me to a skating rink to take a class where I was supposed to learn how to rollerskate. It seemed like fun, but when...

There is a Tree

In his book Every Good Endeavor, Tim Keller talks about a little-known short story by J. R. R. Tolkien that comes with a deep, spiritual truth. In the story, the main character longs to make a painting of a tree; it’s his life goal. He buys a huge canvas on which to paint the tree, and even though...

“Here I Am. Send me!”

The situation in Isaiah chapter 6 has long been a calling card of the world of missions and missionaries. The first eight verses of the chapter make a great backdrop for anyone who feels called to do mission work, and the church loves the idea of being the senders. We sing songs about it, we...