Judge and Jury

Judge and Jury

August 18, 2019 Series: Sermon on the Mount Talk #11 Judge and Jury (Matt 7:1-6) The counter-culture lifestyle of a follower of Jesus is not individualistic. It is in relationship, in community, with accountability and, God knows, we all need some help along these...
Monday Musings

Monday Musings

Week 5 of the James series is behind us at RESTōR church but my Monday morning reflections take me back to the part of yesterday’s talk when I addressed the issue of habits and how a renewed mind will help us break the negative patterns we’ve established...
Sons and Daughters | the 4 R’s

Sons and Daughters | the 4 R’s

Last weekend, in the final week of the Sons and Daughters series, I pointed to the book Cleared For Takeoff as a resource that was incredibly helpful for Brenda and I as we navigated the challenges of parenting. The author, Wayne Rice, writes about the 4 R’s...
NEW THINGS

NEW THINGS

Hello friends, In June, when my resignation as campus pastor at Granger Community Church Elkhart became known, (previous post) many of you asked about our future plans. At that time and for the ensuing weeks, I was diligent in my response:   “There are many things I...
Hard Things

Hard Things

Whether it’s a song or a well written book, there are few things I love more than immersing myself into a great storyline. One of my favorite storytellers is Carrie Newcomer. Her words speak to my heart and cause me to think deeper and love better.  So, with...

The Intersection of Stories

  This ministry that found me several years ago here in Elkhart continues to challenge and stretch me in ways that are important and necessary. I’ve learned that pain and suffering are not exclusive to celebration. In fact, they are comrades in the journey....