When Freedom Intersects Love

As churches begin making decisions about when and how to begin reassembling at our meeting houses, more and more “chatter” is being heard on social media about what people are willing and not willing to do.I’ve heard some say masks are of very little value against protecting yourself or others from Covid-19.I have …

Responding to Aggression

The other day, I opened my computer only to see a message addressed to me that said, “So just what do you think this passage means?Do you think it means nothing?” If you think you picked up in the middle of a conversation, you’re mistaken.This is how this brother apparently thought would be …

4 Mistakes While Preaching from Your Desk

I have sat on this article for several weeks, but with the encouragement of my wife, I’m going to go ahead and publish it.Let me first make a disclaimer.I am not an expert in video production.In fact, I have very little experience doing it.However, as the commercial says, “I have slept …

A Terrifying Call from the Closet

Two weeks ago, our phone rang a few minutes before midnight.It was our oldest daughter.We could barely hear her, but she began by saying, “We’re okay, but our house was just hit by a tornado.” On the night of April 13, 2020, a tornado swept through our daughter and son-in-law’s neighborhood.When our …

The Church is not the Building

All my life, I have heard the oft-repeated message, “the church is not the building, it’s the people.” Another way I have heard it expressed is, “You can’t ‘go to church” because you are the church.” Well, now’s the time to prove it!Our meeting houses have been empty for a month now, but the …