As a reminder our follow-up Difficult Conversation workshop will be November 11 at 4:30 PM. This workshop is for every member. See you and your neighbors at the Spring! This heart of this workshop is to learn how to listen and share our faith through difficult conversations. This is a workshop for those who want… Read More The Lost Art of Compassionate Listening
One of the great criticisms of the church these days is that those on the ‘inside’ are as mean, nasty and hypocritical as those on the ‘outside’ of the church. The immediate response is to remind each of of a few things. The church is a places for sinners. Jesus loves us while were lost… Read More When Sweet People Act Bitterly
Who wants to keep thinking it will get better, debating or complaining, or asking the government to fix what the church has been called to be doing for two millennia.… Read More Tire of Praying about Shootings?
Faith Sharing: Retrieving persons who are lost requires identifying what is lost about their lives while aligning with them as a human in an equally struggling journey of being a child of God. The risk of identifying sin and brokenness in one persons life while sin continued to rule our own lives is no reason… Read More Risk carrying the Cross as a sinner.
Paul writes to the church at Philippi calling for the encouragement of one another. I would like to be physically present but sends his love in words of a letter to challenge the church to hold each other, together, in Christ. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above… Read More Every Knee Shall Bow, not just a knee.
This Christmas we are likely to give and receive a variety of gifts. Will you be giving someone ‘the’ gift of Christ this year? I hope you will join us in preparing a treasure that will transform someone’s life. I have challenged our congregation to prepare at least one gift as our ‘Jesus’ gift, for… Read More Preparing to Share the Gift of Christ
If there is an argument that White Privilege is a perspective learned over generations of culture oppression, those persons oppressed should have also learned that counter-oppressive actions will never solve the gaps. Fairness and equality have never been the promise or goal of life. We are created to be in a relationship our with maker, savior, and sustainer. … Read More Lives Matter
I reached a personal transportation milestone this week. While driving the regular route to take youngest to school, I surpassed the one million miles driven marker. I happen to be on Interstate 75 heading into Chattanooga. There were no ribbon cutting or fireworks to celebrate the moment. Only a request to drive faster so she… Read More When the Miles Merge