Coming Home

Colorful lights, music pumping, adrenaline rush, children from ages 5-10 swooping in with smiles on their faces, happy to be with those they feel safe with, ready for fun and action and a deeper lesson. Meaning. Purpose. This inner pull to share ...

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Family Promise Insights

“I used to be scared of homelessness. Now I know it is just about people like us who are just looking for a home.” Makenzie, 8 years old, reflected as we drove home from our third time volunteering to help St. Luke’s host the ...

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Traditions: Santa

Throughout this season, we’ve been talking at church about the traditions which surround Christmas. This coming Sunday, we’re going to dive into the tradition of Santa Claus, which for a pastor is kind of like treading on thin ice. My ...

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Blessings Flow

“Praise God from whom all blessings flow…” The Doxology All blessings flow...if they are truly blessings. That's the nature of a blessing. It is meant to be passed on and keep blessing. The other morning as I was driving to ...

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Vets and Elections

"Clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don't let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires." (Romans 13:14)    "So put on the full armor of God." (Ephesians 6:13)  Today's is ...

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Two Conversations

"Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full-pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back."  Luke...

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The Power of Noticing

"Then he saw a poor widow..."  Luke 21:2 This Sunday and next we will look at a couple stories where Jesus noticed people others around him didn't: a poor widow who contributed her last two coins in the temple treasury, ...

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Love and Serve

"That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not be served - (Matthew 20:28) Last night David Brooks and Tavis Smiley shared the stage at Clowes Hall, Butler University, for the inaugural Faith and Action event. The purpose ...

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How Long O Lord?

"My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long?" - Psalm 6:3 Watching the news from Charlotte this week and speaking with pastor friends there has left me somewhat deflated not just over the condition of my home state but our country. ...

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The Power of Invitation

"Come and see..." John 1:39 Some of you may recognize this story I've used before. It comes from David Jeremiah who tells it as one of the legends that grew from the bus ministry of Thomas Road Baptist Church. Some years ago, when they were ...

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