Monday, June 27, 2011

Morning Worship, 6/26/11

The zoo is a busy place—filled with families, excited children, crying babies, and long lines.  Zookeepers have found that the hubbub of the zoo—all the noise and motion—takes a toll on the animals.  So what do the zookeepers do about it?  They close the zoo.  Two days a week, they close the doors of the zoo, or at least of particular exhibits, so that the animals can relax.  By being away from the drama of having others watch their every single move, just for two days a week, the animals are able to achieve a sense of balance in their lives. Is your life like a zoo?


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Morning Worship, 6/19/11

The notion of the Trinity is a tough one. Over the years, folks have come to understand it through various metaphors. I prefer a family metaphor--if Jesus is the son of God, then the Holy Spirit is God's daughter. And while we speak often of God's son's influence in our lives, today we take time to discover the Spirit's influence.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Morning Worship, 6/12/11

I once heard the Rev. Dr. Brad Braxton preach a sermon on the "Second Wind"--the one which athletes receive to push their performance over the top, and the one the church receives on Pentecost to do the same. This is my "remix" of Dr. Braxton's fine work.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Faith is Fun

The first Faith is Fun event was held Sunday, June 5, 2011. A great time was had by all. Click here to view pictures of the bowling portion of the evening.

Morning Worship, 6/5/11

Paul made a major decision at the beginning of his ministry that would mark the rest of it. He chose to minister principally to God-worshipers, those middle people in society who were neither fully Jew nor fully Gentile. Why did he choose this? How do we know? What does it mean for our own churches today?