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…

Originally posted on WIT:
The most recent controversy concerning punitive denial of sacraments on the basis of political views is this heartbreaking story: the parents of a teenager in Barnesville, MN were told that he would not be confirmed, and that the family could no longer receive communion at their parish, after the pastor learned the…

Originally posted on Missional Moments:
Michael Swartzentruber, is the associate minister at FCC, Richmond, one of our original Surfing the Edge pilot congregations. The Young Adult Ministry at FCC was meeting monthly to fellowship and grow spiritually together. Unfortunately, most all the participants recognized that the pattern of meeting, eating, and discussing had lost its luster.…