Tables, not Walls

This past Sunday, I was honored to preach at Middletown Christian Church. We were starting a sermon series called "Something Better", where we're following the Revised Common Lectionary passages that challenge us to see that God is always offering us something better than what we think we want. The text is Luke 12:13-21, and you …

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Redeeming Easter (for my children)

Easter was different for me this year, as it was the first time I sat in the pews for Easter worship since high school, so the morning was already going to be tough. For some reason my wife and I decided that we could get our kids up and dressed for the early service at …

Losing Sacred Space

Like everyone else, I watched with shock and sadness yesterday as a fire consumed the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. It took me back to a time ten years ago when I pastored a church that lost its building to a fire. It wasn’t as old or as big as Notre Dame, it wasn’t a …