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Thoughts on what it means to
function as a discerning church

  • Expectancy

    I have not been as faithful through 2016 in writing for this blog. Other work has taken precedence during the year. However, I am not abandoning this blog. I...

  • Heart Eyes

    In each of Paul’s letters, he follows the writing conventions of his day. He begins by identifying himself and then offers greetings. As usual, Paul then inc...

  • Meeting Exercise

    I am beginning to see the word discern a bit more these days. In books, magazine articles and blog entries the word is all over the place. However, I am not ...

  • Clean Water

    In following the lectionary readings as a part of a devotional time, I came to a passage in Jeremiah that caught my attention. Jeremiah is proclaiming God’s ...

  • His Ways

    This has been a season of traveling for me and my family. We have enjoyed time with extended family and a week of serving kids with disabilities at a camp. I...

  • Old Methods

    As we continue to consider the twelve disciples in worship, we focus on James this week. While he is one of the lead disciples, he is seldom mentioned alone ...

  • The Improbable

    This summer, we are exploring the Twelve Disciples of Jesus. For several years, I have contemplated doing this series. I thought it would be fun to spend tim...

  • Waiting

    This Sunday is both Mother’s Day and Ascension Sunday. It is always a struggle when a cultural holiday competes with a church holiday. We often adhere to Hal...

  • Prompting

    A few weeks ago, I was directed by the lectionary to Acts 11. I found this passage so compelling that I decided to spend an extended period of time mediating...

  • Finding Ourselves

    We often hear people describing ventures of self-seeking. They retreat from the normal pace of life to find themselves. Maybe it is a multi-week hike into th...