Experiencing Jesus in Prayer

“Why do you Presbyterians pray with your eyes open?” I had never heard a question like that before, but my friend meant it honestly and curiously. He had noticed as he had been hanging out in our little church in my hometown that everyone seemed to offer their prayers with their eyes open, rather than closing them and folding their hands like he was used to. It was a little bit of a mystery to me,…

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Experiencing Jesus in the Bible

A few days ago I was having a conversation with someone who had just recently discovered that I was a youth pastor. I love that moment, when people look at my bearded self and try to reconcile all their pictures of what a pastor is with what’s standing before them. It can illicit all kinds of responses. Sometimes people will try to convince me that they go to church, which is an interesting first r…

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On Terror

Last night I with most of the world was struck by the tragic events that unfolded in Manchester. For a while, these terror attacks were so prevalent, so frequent that I started to feel numb to them. Attacks like this were just part of the way the world works now. But something about what happened last night woke something up in me. These were teenagers. Kids that went to see a pop star at a…

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Sinner!

(Editor’s Note: This had originally been intended to be a video series, but time constraints have forced us back to the standard issue written blog. Perhaps later posts will be video, but for now apologies to all those who had hopes of seeing this set to film.) When I was in college, I switched majors from music education to religious studies. My music education friends just couldn’t understand thi…

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He is Risen!

He is risen! He is risen indeed! Happy Easter friends! If you are looking for a place to worship this morning, please feel free to join us at either the 6:30, 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00 services! We'll celebrate resurrection together! The blog will be taking a short break, but fear not! We'll be back with great new content in May!

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