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Lost and Found

For those of us of a certain vintage (read: age), there was time, before microwave ovens and cordless (not just cellular) phones, when television programming wasn’t a 24-hour thing. At the end of the day, the television station would sign-off and continuously display a test-pattern of sorts. Think of it as […]

Hold On

Hold on Hold on Keep your hand on the plow, hold on Today, the words sung and made famous by gospel singer, and social and racial justice activist, Mahalia Jackson resonated. It can be all too easy to get swept-up in the satisfaction over the verdict concerning the murder of […]

New Year. Same God.

No doubt you’ve seen any number of end-of-year and new year posts and memes on social media. One that struck me as particularly humorous went something like before I accept the year 2021, I need to examine its terms and conditions. If only. As we begin the year, I encourage […]

God’s Fullness

As I go deeper into my biblical studies I begin to see more and more of God’s true character. Although heaven is our true home and where our ultimate riches lie there is plenty to enjoy while on this planet called earth. Before I became a believer my ultimate goal […]

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens’ 19th century novel is about the education and coming of age of a young orphan. With a variety of plot twists and turns, as one summary of the novel puts it, the young orphan “comes to realize that his ‘great expectations’—social standing and wealth—are less important than loyalty […]

God Is Great

As believers it is easy for us to normalize our God’s greatness. We can easily become numb to His greatness and the miracles He works. Think of your favorite restaurant for example; you get so used to them making your favorite dish well until you have that one experience where […]

Essential Places

Today, the President stated, “The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, this weekend.” If you’ve walked with City Church for any length of time, you’re likely to guess my thoughts on such a sweeping pronouncement as […]

The Rock

Watching television and listening to the radio, it can seem that good news is hard to find. Speculation, hope and statistics can quickly become (in the words of The Temptations) a ball of confusion. Or, as Whitney Houston repeatedly asked in song, Where do I go…who do I talk to…who do […]

Our Work Has Just Begun

There’s a hot button term that we’re seeing pop up everywhere in these times: “Social Distancing”. What exactly is that? Social distancing is a term used to describe certain actions taken by the Public Health officials to stop or slow down the spread of a highly contagious disease. Nowhere in […]

Christmas I Don’t Deserve

As I sat down with my family recently for our annual viewing of A Charlie Brown Christmas this year, I was prompted to think about our culture’s and my own sense of entitlement associated with Christmas.  The entitlement of the phenomenally unkind children in Charles Shultz’s story is meant to […]