On Church & SCOTUS ruling

The following is transcribed from a sermon I preached, “Portraits of Hope: Jesus the Healer,” at South Elkhorn Christian Church in Lexington, KY. Sermon audio is available on the church website or you can listen here (section below begins at 10:20). The scripture read was Mark 5:21-43. Heavy on my heart this morning is something…

Connected

A few months ago, a colleague invited me to share the product (and story) of a shared project at Middletown Christian Church between our youth and children’s ministry. As I transition to a new role in ministry and a new church–Senior Pastor at South Elkhorn Christian Church–I’m reminded of the importance of connections.  Connections are not…

The News

With both gladness and sadness, Rebecca and I can now share the news that we will be moving to Lexington, Kentucky. I’ve been called to serve as the senior pastor of South Elkhorn Christian Church and Rebecca will be working at Stratton Eyes. Choosing to embark on this new chapter was neither simple nor easy. We…

Christ is the Question

This season of Lent I contributed to a series of reflections from Middletown Christian Church themed “Questions of the Soul”. I have long been fascinated by the question-answer motif in spiritual conversations, and more recently I discovered the work of Wayne Meeks and his book titled Christ is the Question. My blog post (follow link…

Christmas Interruption

Matthew 2:13-23 Prayer I don’t know what’s more annoying, seeing Christmas merchandise and hearing Christmas music in stores before Thanksgiving or when radio stations no longer play Christmas music the very day after Christmas… No matter how much merchants stretch out  the run up to Christmas, it still somehow seems to end abruptly at midnight…

Bad Friday

Today is a special, sacred day.  During Holy Week this day is traditionally called “Good Friday”.  It’s a day when people of Christian faith recall, and for some relive, the torment and crucifixion of Jesus before the authorities of his day.  It’s a day when Christians find reason to celebrate in a story rife with…