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Why Policy Matters – It’s about People

I’m writing this post on a Wednesday morning – the Wednesday after the tragic shooting in an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. Like all of us, I suspect, I’m overwhelmed with emotion in hearing this story. I’m hurt and angry and despairing and fully aware that my feelings are a single teardrop in…

Maundy Thursday

Many of you have responded to me about the Maundy Thursday… service? Event? Thing? However we might describe it, I knew how I wanted it to feel and I think the evening accomplished that. I’m grateful to all the people who helped to make it so. It felt… well, we’ll get back to that in a second. Maundy Thursday is about the Last Supper and when you read about…

Deleted Sermon Scenes: Ukrainian Tutor

Sometimes as a preacher, you have to edit out the bits of sermons that just don’t quite fit. Sermons are a bit like movies or stories or poems in that you only have so much time to accomplish something. It forces you to be kind of ruthless with what ends up in the final draft and sometimes that means leaving something you really want to say on the cutting room floor. So,…

Christ-shaped Giving (Lent Week 6)

You are probably familiar with a short story called “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry, even if you’ve never explicitly read it. It’s a story that’s been remixed and updated dozens of times. It’s too long to print, but I’ll give you the gist of it. A poor, young couple are barely scraping by. The wife has little more than a dollar, mostly in pennies scraped together, and…

Christ-shaped Space (Lent Week 5)

If someone says the word “home,” what do you picture? Is it your current living space? Is it some idealized version of home that’s been absorbed from old TV shows like “Full House” or “I Love Lucy?” For me, the idea of home is tied to my grandmother’s house. I remember how the hunter green carpet felt on my bare feet, the sound of her little poodle’s collar as she pranced…

Holy Week and Easter Egg Hunt

To celebrate Easter, all children are invited to our Holy Week and Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 27th at 1:00 p.m. Every child will get to go through four craft stations that share the story of Easter, and participate in an Easter egg hunt. Preschool activities will be available as well so there will be fun for the whole family! Volunteers are needed to lead the…