For the last week, the Chicago area has had an unbelieveable streak of warm weather. How unprecedented it truly is has been hitting me slowly over the last few days, as I have heard facts like: 7 of 8 days in this stretch have set records for high temperature; if the 8th day had set the record, … More The Wonder of Weather
This was a communion Sunday in our congregation. We have traditionally taken communion sitting in the pews, passing the elements out to the people on trays. Now, for a variety of reasons, we are frequently using the practice of intinction to celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Today was one of those intinction Sundays, and so the … More Life Together
Today is the third day of Christmas. And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. (Luke 2:8-9 ESV) I … More Shepherds and Angels
How great is our God, sing with me How great is our God, and all will see How great, how great is our God from “How Great is Our God” by Chris Tomlin As I listened to a grade-school aged girl with special needs sing those words tonight, I realized that they are perfectly true. … More How Great is Our God?
I’m heading home after two days of participating in “A Conversation on Revival”. The event was intended to bring together a variety of church leaders to think about what revival is and what it has to do with the present church in America. You might have started wondering as soon as you saw the word … More Revival