Wither the Mainline church? It’s a question those of us who are part of a mainline/progressive denomination have been wondering … More
A friend on Facebook linked to an article in First Things by Mark Regnerus. Regnerus is an interesting fellow. He … More
When I was in journalism class in high school, I remember seeing a poster in the teacher’s classroom that caught … More
As much as I hated swimming in the deep end, I had to learn this skill. I had to learn this because the reality is that we will spend a good majority of our time in waters that can be very deep. We have to stop clinging to the pool floor and step out in faith.
It’s been a bittersweet time for me. On the one hand, I am excited of being pastor at First Christian. … More
On Saturday, Methodist pastor Alan Bevere wondered why mainline churches are losing their young adults. This was my response. This … More
Isaiah 58:1-12 and Matthew 6:1-21 Ash Wednesday March 5, 2014 First Christian Church Mahtomedi, MN It’s been nearly 20 years … More
I’ve never watched Duck Dynasty. I didn’t really know about Phil Robertson until he uttered his beliefs on homosexuality and … More
Since I don’t have children, I’ve never seen the actual birth of a baby. But I have had the blessing of seeing a child hours after having entered the world.
I’ve been noticing something. A mainline church either moves out of its current location or closes. Soon there after, an … More