GOOD! –Preaching tip for 8 May 2016

Be a GOOD Church! A good (GOOD) church is a “get out of doors” church!  Does your sermon help people “go out” to proclaim the name of Jesus to the world?  The end of your sermon needs to challenge people, nudge them, encourage them to be the...

Pastor’s Prayer –8 May 2016

Commissioning Prayer In the name of the divine Trinity,Let us pray.God, you have called us into beingthrough love.You have joined us to one anotherIn love.How good and pleasant it isWhen your people dwell together in unity.Shine your light upon your peopleThat we can...

Easter –Again!

Although Easter in the Western tradition is coming to a close (two more weeks!), the Orthodox (Eastern) church celebrates Easter according to the Julian calendar, which means that this past weekend they encountered some of the most powerful music of their liturgical...

Will Jesus Make Me Happy?

Depression is a worldwide epidemic. It is the main driver behind suicide, which now claims more than a million lives per year. One in four Americans will suffer from clinical depression within their lifetimes, and the rate is increasing with every generation. But it...
The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens

The Faith of Christopher Hitchens The Restless Soul of the World’s Most Notorious Atheist by Larry Alex Taunton Larry Taunton has chosen an intriguing title for his book about the late, well known author, literary and religious critic and polemicist, Christopher...