Posts from June 2020

Posts from June 2020

June 24, 2020

Dear Friends, As we began our Elder’s meeting this week (on Zoom, socially distanced), Mike Morledge directed us to Colossians 3.  It’s a fitting passage for all of us to be meditating on and soaking ourselves in right now, as we think about how to live in obedience to Christ in a day when many of us are worn out and wondering about where our world is headed.  Colossians 3 gives us guidance.  1. “Set your minds on things that…

June 17, 2020

Dear Friends, You’ve heard of secret shoppers, right?  People who are hired to pose as customers in stores and to provide feedback on their shopping experience?  Many years ago, the Wall Street Journal profiled the work of a man named Thomas Harrison who hired out as a mystery worshipper.  He would attend a local church worship service and then provide the church leaders with a report card, outlining the good, the bad and the ugly. For example, after attending services…

June 10, 2020

Dear Friends, I imagine some of you were surprised to get the email on Monday with news that we were postponing the start of our Confronting Christianity book study that night because of heavy rain and the possibility of flash flooding.  A rained out indoor book study? Honestly, as I’ve thought about the decision to postpone the start of the study, I’ve realized that as I sat looking out at the steady rain falling, I thought to myself “If I didn’t have…

June 3, 2020

Dear Friends, I know I have blind spots. I know my life experiences have shaped and defined the way I view the world. I know I instinctively believe that the way I view the world is right, and that other ways of seeing the world are “less well thought through.” I know I had a head start in life because of the color of my skin. I know as much as I might try to understand or empathize with what it’s like to be part…