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Month: September 2017

Life after death

Several months ago I wrote about our preschool’s last graduation as we closed the door on that part of our church’s ministry. Since then, closing that door has been followed […]

And then I hung up on her.

It didn’t happen recently. It happened about ten years ago. I don’t remember what the issue was. I don’t know what I did or what I said. But I believe […]

What do I not see?

Finally the new season of network TV has begun, and we got to watch the first episode of the second season of “Bull” last night, “School for Scandal.” How will […]

Sola fide: Faith alone

Transcription of Sunday, September 24, 2017 sermon.  It sounded like a really good deal. I could get the first month for free. No other obligation. Why not give it a […]


Bang! Well, it was actually more like a “pop.” But it worked. I popped a plastic shopping bag filled with air and got the attention of the forty-some children who […]

Let life unfold

In a piece Brandon Evans wrote about riding out Hurricane Irma, he shared this recommendation: “Rather than trying to control every outcome or obsess about what might happen, just let […]

It’s not the end of the world.

Oops. Today is not the end of the world, as David Meade has been saying. What he meant to say is that September 23 would be the beginning of catastrophic […]

Listening in on an interview

After making a couple of hospital visits at Mayo Hospital in Jacksonville, I stopped at a Starbucks on my way home. Got my latte, found an empty table, and checked […]

The end is near!

The other night I sat with two year old grandson Elijah and watched the movie Trolls for the who-knows-how-many-th time. And we heard Branch warn everyone, “The Bergens are coming!” […]

Who’s watching?

Who’s watching me? I’m not paranoid. I really don’t mind people watching me. I just started thinking about all ways I’m being watched and I don’t even realize it. Like […]

Sola scriptura

Transcription of Sunday, September 17, 2017 sermon.  October 31, 1517 Martin Luther posted 95 theses against indulgences in Wittenberg, at All Saints Church. That day is thought of as the […]

What if all you had was a bible?

Today in church I asked the question, “What would you do if you only had a bible?” We get so much spiritual input from Google, TV and radio, devotional books, […]

Look who showed up at the resource center!

When I walked into the Resource Center today I ran right into our church’s youth group. Working the intake desk were Alexandra, Abby, Grace, Nooch, McKelvey and Michael. In the […]