Just imagine if you got this message from your bank! “I have good news for you! We have canceled your mortgage. Your debt is now paid in full and you own your home free and clear!” At first you would be suspicious. But after discovering that it was not a scam… can you imagine the […]
Burned at the Stake in Our Traffic Circle???
Eighteen months ago our church session recommended to the Chapel Hill congregation that we move into the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. This was a principled, prayerful decision born out of deep theological conviction. The congregation affirmed that decision by a vote of 92% in the affirmative. I wonder what the vote would have been if it […]
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150 Feet of God’s Faithfulness!
He went on a three -day hike to spend time alone with the Lord. On Saturday, as he was traversing a rock fall, he slipped and fell 150 feet, breaking his ankle in the process. He splinted his ankle with pieces from his back pack, gathered wood, built a fire and waited. And waited. And […]
I Want You Both to Meet Each Other!
I am rushing to put these words on my screen. Just this moment I returned from a Pastor’s Retreat over on the coast. This week, we are hosting the gathering of pastors and elders from our presbytery, a geographical area that comprises—brace yourself—all of the west coast, parts of Idaho, Hawaii and Alaska! (We do […]
Climbing Out of the Stands
Two weeks ago I preached on Psalm 122, the one where the psalmist declares, “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’” I asked the question, “Are you this glad to be in the house of the Lord here on the corner of Rosedale and Skansie? […]