All on One Branch

(Dear reader—as I have a lot on my plate, or as this article calls it, a “lot on one branch,” I’m going to recycle one of my newsletter articles from a few years ago I really enjoyed writing [and several of you mentioned to me you really enjoyed...

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In the Dark Streets

A couple years ago, when I took Julianna to Boston to see my little sister graduate with a Master’s Degree in Historical Preservation from Boston University, we all enjoyed a visit to the Auburn Hills Cemetery, (you know you’re in a ministry and...

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O Taste and See

Over the past couple days, I’ve been thinking about communion and what it means to us. We offered it in worship this past Sunday, and will do so again at the “Longest Night” service on 12/21 at 9pm and at the Christmas Eve Service on 12/24 at...

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First Fruits and Yahweh-Yireh

Yenom. Looks a lot like “venom.” And if you put the word backwards, you spell what many people think is “poison” for a pastor to talk about-especially in the midst of a spend-binge like many participate in during this month when we celebrate the...

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Winter Wonderland

My perspective this week? On the fence. On one side, I see the opportunity to give words befitting the season of holiday bustle-to join right in to the Christmas cheer and croon along with Rosemary Cloony and Bing Crosby, “In the meadow we can...

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