The Journey – Intentional Christianity

A young man named Andre went to church one Sunday and sat in the last row.  Things hadn’t been going well for him since his grandmother passed away a few weeks earlier.  After the choir sang a song, the preacher started talking, and Andre listened.  Before long something strange began to happen.  It seemed like … Continue reading The Journey – Intentional Christianity

Overcoming Poverty

"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor...” Luke 4:18 Jesus uttered these words in the Synagogue one day to announce his ministry to his hometown.  Up to that time, he had grown up as the son of a carpenter, been baptized by … Continue reading Overcoming Poverty

Who Turned Out the Light?

There is an interesting dynamic playing out in the media and social media in our country right now.  Government leaders are proposing to slash financial support for all kinds of programs that everyday citizens have come to rely on.  News reports say that they plan to drastically decrease funding for things like feeding the elderly, … Continue reading Who Turned Out the Light?

An Experience With God, or,  just emotions

Today was an extraordinary day for me. It began at early church service where I thoroughly enjoyed the worship portion. Then one of my favorite speakers delivered a really good sermon. It was a solid word delivered with clarity, humor and, best of all, straight from the Bible. After church, I spent some time praying … Continue reading An Experience With God, or,  just emotions

A Political Statement

I’ve tried to remain relatively silent about the upcoming elections. Like most everyone else, I am dumbfounded at the options that the American political process has placed in front of us. Without commenting on any of the candidates or parties that are engaged in the contest for the presidency, I am choosing to communicate my … Continue reading A Political Statement