What have you done for God lately?

What have you done for me lately? Not the most pleasant of phrases is it and there never is a really good answer to it either. It starts off being accusatory and when you think of an answer it’s never good enough. There have been times that we have been tempted to say this phrase…

7 Reasons to Love Worshipping Together

Why do we worship together? The Lord commanded us to. Not because God needs our worship but we need to be in worship with a church family, because… -In worship is where God has promised to meet you through His Word and through His Sacraments. -you grow in your trust and knowledge of who God…

Startling reasons people race out in the freezing cold for…

A man clad only in boxer shorts stopped a thief from stealing his car in southern Norway – by clinging on to the roof in a hair-raising ride at -17C. Police say the owner was left “pretty bloody” after the car crashed into a safety barrier on a bridge. A suspect has been taken into police…

God isn’t done with us yet… meditation

She was a hopeless case, I would just shake my head and sigh more times than not. She came from an impoverished neighborhood with a few strikes already against her. But it wasn’t that but her insistence to just fight with me, about everything and anything she could think of. God, faith, Jesus, church, life,…

2 Thoughts on Science and Faith

Last month we began a conversation laying the groundwork for negotiating some of those hairpin turns in the culture wars that divide people. Today, we’re turning to the topic of science. There seems to be this culture war right now that tells people, either you can be a Christian or you can be a scientist,…

Our Easter Photo Album

My wife and I were cleaning out some old cupboards this past week and we came across one of our old wedding albums. When the kids realized what it was they had a blast looking at all of the old pictures of mom and dad before they were mom and dad. This album in particular…

Only a man…

Last week, I realized once again why I don’t watch daytime TV. All of us had just finished a run of the stomach flu that the kids brought home from school, like the little Petri dishes that they are. The kids were finally better enough to get back to class but Shi and I were…

How do you see Jesus?

I don’t think I like text messaging very much. Like most of my generation I use it all the time and I’m very comfortable with it, but I just don’t think I like it all that much. I’ve been surprised how much text messaging, messaging on Facebook and the like has become such a big…

Where you are planted…

When Shiloh and I bought our first home in Galloway NJ, we planted a tree. I remember the experience because it was one of those first big kinds of milestones in our life. We had been living in dorms and then apartments, then rented houses, but now this was our house, it was exciting and…

It’s bigger than that…

The second reading for this coming Sunday comes from Romans chapter 6 verse 11, “so you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” When Pastor Paul says this he is addressing a question asked of him, basically saying “does it matter how I live?” We already know the…