Widening the Circle for our Kids

Widening the Circle for our Kids

Every parent has experienced this: You’ve been trying to teach your kid some basic principles on how to be a functioning human being for the majority of their life.  Then, one day, their teacher, coach, small group leader, etc. says the exact same thing to them, and...
Christmas for the City

Christmas for the City

Last winter, in the weeks after my daughter was born, my wife and I spent a good deal of time watching Christmas movies on daytime TV. Needless to say, this not critically acclaimed cinema. Every film shared a similar premise: someone’s life is changed for the better...
Doing Church On Purpose

Doing Church On Purpose

In the Board Report that we put out a few weeks ago, our Board Chair, Conrad Zacharias, wrote the following: “We want to ‘do church on purpose:’ being relevant and reaching our community and culture, not just a continuation of ministry activities that have already...
Questioning God

Questioning God

As long as I can remember, I’ve been a curious person; wanting to know why things are the way they are, or how things came to be that way. However, as I grew up, I came to understand that there were some things that you just didn’t ask questions about. One of those...