Pastor Blog

On being co-creators

This past Monday and Tuesday, I co-led a clergy retreat at Bellwether Farm. It was an amazing time The purpose of the retreat was to remind and rekindle a sense of call. I was reminded of my call. I’m on a mission to re-humanize the church. The church is not the structure, the budget, the… Read More »

Q&A: Final Three

Three questions to close out our Summer Q&A series. I’m so thankful for all the questions. If you would like this series to continue, please let me know and email/message me your questions! Our first question is, “Do you believe the people in heaven can see us here on earth?” I don’t know. The bible… Read More »

Q&A: Abrahamic Faiths

The Summer Q&A has one more article after this. Here’s this week’s two related questions: How could three such different religions as Judaism, Christianity and Islam come from one Abrahamic Tradition? And I got an English translation of the Koran at a yard sale. I was surprised how much is shared with Christians. Your thoughts?… Read More »

Fall 2021 Discussions

We had a wonderful time discussing Sue Monk Kidd’s Book of Longings. We’ll keep a monthly gathering going from now until the holidays. On Tuesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. at Fellowship Hall, we’ll gather and watch Rob Bell’s Introduction to Joy. Happiness is fleeting, but Joy is something that never leaves. It’s part-sermon, part… Read More »

Q&A: Left out of the Bible

I love this question and the person who asked it should go to seminary! When was the Bible organized into Old Testament and New Testament? Was anything left out?  The earliest compilation of texts resembling the Christian Scriptures was the Muratorian Canon around 200 C.E. But it wasn’t until the 5th century that various Christian… Read More »

Q&A: Baptism

This week’s question is “Talk about Baptism as so many young parents are not getting their children baptized.” This question seems appropriate following two baptisms that we have had recently. Baptism is one of our two sacraments. John the Baptist baptized Jesus in the River Jordan. While the term baptism is not found in Jewish… Read More »