Jane & I traveled to southern Florida recently to see family, and to let our pasty skin see the light of day, for a change. We knew we would be only a few miles from the Florida community where Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School stands, and where the community would be holding a vigil of… Read More »
Servanthood is like Medicine
Hello all! For my blog this time, I have the privilege of interviewing Connor Miller from our church. I caught up with Connor who is quite busy in his young career, but makes a priority of being in service to others. Here is our conversation – CHRIS: Hi Connor, I’ve appreciated getting to know you… Read More »
Healing Is Our Business
I believe when we are at our best as the Church is when we are in the business of healing the world. No doubt, it is messy work to better our world, & with few signs the work is ever done. But to labor for healing & reconciliation in the broken places of people’s lives… Read More »
Responding to Evil with more than Prayers
WE’RE ALL SHAKEN Many of us are shaken to the core at this week’s news out of Las Vegas, of a lone gunman methodically murdering 59 persons & wounding more than 500 at an outdoor concert in that city. And as I sit to write this blog post, police have learned how this individual had… Read More »
Had Any Fearless Conversations Lately?
I get excited when I see Central Church connecting with new people outside of our walls. Just recently I’ve seen this happening with children during VBS week at Clinch Park beach, youth inviting friends to a party at the home of a church family, and new guests among hundreds gathering at Church In The Park on… Read More »
Connect the Dots
When I was around four years old, I had this large coloring book, which I’m sure my mother gave me to keep me out of her hair for a few moments. It was full of pages called “connect the dots”. I think it was a great way to get pre-school kids to master their number… Read More »
Why Would Anyone Like Lent?
Hello all, Today’s blog post is about the letting-go & the taking-on Christians do during Lent. I’d like you to try something, even if you don’t read my post. Check out this cool way I find helpful to pray during Lent, with an online inter-active labyrinth by clicking here. WHY WOULD ANYONE LIKE LENT? I… Read More »
Things to Notice when Church Folk Meet in a Bar
For the past half year we’ve been encouraging Central Church folks to bring their friends to the bar down the street. It’s not for the purpose of drinking, although we leaders enjoy the brown ale on tap. The purpose is to have meaningful conversations where a huge portion of society goes to talk about important… Read More »
Giving to Yourself?
What are you giving to yourself this Christmas? Yes, I know. The whole point of Christmas is to let the focus be on the Christ story, on others, and not on ourselves. But I find that taking care of ourselves, emotionally and spiritually this time of year, will create greater openings for God’s story to… Read More »