A Radical Thanksgiving

A Radical Thanksgiving

“Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers,  for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.”  Hebrew 13:2 When I was about 11 years old I shared Thanksgiving with a brother and sister who were essentially homeless, and though their presence...
College Colors Night

College Colors Night

This upcoming Friday, Aug. 31, is one of my favorite Fridays to worship at One Church: College Colors Night. This is that special time of year where we come to worship dressed in our favorite school colors and thank God for the gift of college football. I, for one,...
Community

Community

I’ve served at several churches prior to Acts 2 in capacities ranging from youth director to pastor. During that time, I’ve heard members of other churches complain that no one from the community ever comes to worship or a program that the particular church is...
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

The morning our son, Elijah, was to be born, Melissa and I went to eat breakfast at IHOP. We were scheduled to induce labor at Lakeside Women’s Health Hospital early that morning so we rose even earlier to sneak in a hearty breakfast before the induction. It was a...
Unconditional Love

Unconditional Love

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.” 1 John 4:7-8 Growing up in the country, I never had any experience with fire hydrants. From what I...
Trunk-or-Treat

Trunk-or-Treat

October 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Trunk or Treat 6:30 p.m. One Church Worship in the Sanctuary Once upon a midday dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, I read my Bible some more. While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of someone gently rapping...