Preparing an Easter sermon is one of the more challenging sermon preps of the year for most preachers. This isn’t because of a lack of passion for the Resurrection or lack of familiarity with it. It’s because, like the story of the Prodigal Son, preachers feel some need to produceContinue Reading

stream of consciousness

Here are some things on my mind this Friday morning: Last night, New Vintage Church had our first foot-washing and Christian Passover service. To me, one of the highlights was the foot-washing part at the beginning. My Anna and Olivia (10 and 8), helped wash feet, and I thought toContinue Reading

stream of consciousness

Here’s what’s on my mind this Friday morning: It’s Good Friday, a holiday I wasn’t raised with. I wasn’t raised in a legalistic church, but let’s just say “Good Friday” isn’t the specialty of Churches of Christ. Having said that, I’m thankful for growing up observing weekly Communion–which helped madeContinue Reading