Tag Archives: Community

Excluding Jesus

Our oldest daughter, Abbie, spent one year in pre-school before moving on to Kindergarten. Her preschool was not a typical preschool experience. Our school district has a county wide school for children with special needs. It’s a school where my … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer to Pastors: Don’t Complain!

I reread chapter one of Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer this morning. While there was a lot that stood out about how we are to live in community, what stuck out the most was Bonhoeffer’s advice to clergy in regards to … Continue reading

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How Do We Go On?

I’ve been preaching through the Book of Acts this spring/summer. It’s been a lot of fun seeing how the Holy Spirit called and equipped ordinary men and women to spread the Good News of Jesus. Yesterday, while I was studying … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer on Giving Thanks for Small Things

I read this selection from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. It’s convicting! “We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts. How can God entrust great things to one who … Continue reading

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Building Bridges

I was watching the Pirates take on the Mets the other night when the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial came through. My initial response was surprise- then dismay as this was really a no-win situation. A young man is … Continue reading

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Growing in Community

This past Sunday at Hope Church, was the second week of our three week series called “Core Training.” In the series, we look at worship, community, and service as core areas or pillars in our discipleship process as a church. … Continue reading

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