Here is the video and the sermon podcast for the February 7 worship service from First Christian St. Paul.
Worship From Home: January 31, 2021
Here is the video and the sermon podcast for the January 31 worship service from First Christian St. Paul.
This Is Who We Are
As a nation, we strive to live up to better ideas and many times we do. But let’s not kid ourselves. We are not okay.
Delis and Supermarkets
First Christian is a deli church.
It Really Is the Little Things
When a church is small, there is a temptation to think you really can't do anything because you don't have enough people.
The Church of Tomorrow
What is church all about? That's a question I've been asking for some time. It kicked into overdrive when I read the Interim Regional Minister's monthly column. Churches in my region were worried. Would they continue? What can they do turn things around? My denomination, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) describes the local congregation... Continue Reading →
The Parallax View
We can see different things according to our viewpoint. I've been thinking about the concept of parallax. That's when it looks like a difference or displacement of an object when you view it from two different lines of sight. If you go to the Wikipedia page on a parallax, you see a diagram looking at... Continue Reading →
Why I Can’t Give Up the Mainline
It has its issues, but the mainline is the only place I can call home.
The Church in the Trump Era
What does it mean to be church in the era of President Trump? What does this mean for Mainline/Progressive Christians? In the days following the Inauguration, I was less worried about the new President. It doesn't mean I wasn't concerned: but he was chosen in an election and should be allowed govern. It might be... Continue Reading →
The Revenge of the Rednecks
Every election year in America is interesting, but 2016 is going to be one for the history books. When real estate mogul Donald Trump started his campaign last summer I was among many that thought it was a joke. When he started portraying Mexican immigrants as rapists, it seemed his campaign would sputter early. I... Continue Reading →