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Baptism and Rules and Regulations

Baptism and Rules and Regulations

Several weeks ago we celebrated baptisms at RESTōR and it reminded me how we humans are inclined toward measurable outcomes, rule-keeping and man-following. Unfortunately, this seems especially true when man-made rules and religious traditions have been part of our...
RESTōR.church

RESTōR.church

As the earth revolves on its axis and the seasons change so, seemingly, does my writing. My last two posts have been all about major announcements. So, today I’ll keep the apparent tradition…announcing a baby of sorts. No! While I can’t wait to be a...
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...
Every Sunday I Drag Myself To Church

Every Sunday I Drag Myself To Church

It’s Monday morning, one of my favorite times of the week. The office is quiet and I’m reflecting on the weekend that was. I have a couple of “comment cards” on my desk that were filled out by those in attendance. People use these for a variety...

Lessons from an Apple

Several Wednesdays ago after not being able to use my beloved iPhone 5 except when I had access to wifi, I made my way to the Apple store at the UP Mall in Mishawaka. I was greeted warmly but professionally by a blue t-shirt wearing, Apple associate and after...