What Will Your Next Church Building Look Like?

What will your next church building look like? That’s one of the questions that come to mind as the turn of the year gives cause to reflect on the past and the future of the church. Of course, the … Source: What Will Your Next Church Building Look Like?   This article is spot on… worth…

Livin’ on a Prayer (Meditation for 2016)

It was 1986; the era of big hair bands and Bon Jovi just released what would become their most enduring signature song and first No. 1 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart, Livin’ on a Prayer has been played for nearly three decades now to countless audiences, as a tribute in The Concert for New…

Become Human (Meditation for Christmas Eve Candlelight Service)

It is the iconic religious figure seen during Christmas time laid upon the straw watched over by Mary and Joseph. The baby in the manger. But in recent years it is also the most hotly debated and replaced image of the Christmas season. From the endless battles over whether the Nativity Scene can be shown…

1,010

One thousand and ten. That is a number I’ve been looking at for a few weeks now. It’s the number that’s posted on the traffic alert sign on 76 coming and going to the office. While I’m driving this number blinks at me, one thousand and ten, men, women and children killed on Ohio roadways…

Peace Together (or Zombie Christmas…)

Cincinnati Ohio was in the international headlines on BBC and CNN news. The headline says, “Zombie Nativity Scene draws ire in Ohio.” If you were to visit the front yard this display is in you would see three Zombie wise men, a Gloria Zombie Angel and Zombie Mary and Joseph looking down upon their zombie…

Not Alone During Christmas

Walking through the nursing home years ago, still a fresh and green pastor, on my way to visit a parishioner in rehab. I never spent a lot of time in nursing homes before this, hospitals yes, but never nursing homes. I didn’t know, I didn’t realize how many grandmas and grandpas, honored veterans and someone’s…