Christ Over All – Thanksgiving

These are my sermon notes for August 1, 2021. This is the first sermon in a series on the letter to the Colossians, Christ Over All. Colossians: Christ Over All Thanksgiving for the Colossians Colossians 1:1-8 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, 2 To God’s holy … Continue reading Christ Over All – Thanksgiving

Should pastors stay neutral on the vaccine?

CNN reports that the founding pastor of Hillsong Church maintains that whether or not to receive a COVID vaccine is a personal choice to be made in consultation with healthcare providers. This comes in the context of a church member (who was only 30) dying from COVID-related pneumonia. Read the article here. I'm not entirely … Continue reading Should pastors stay neutral on the vaccine?

The Beauty of Parliamentary Procedure

Parliamentary procedure often gets a bad rap. For most people it's a boring set of rules that govern meetings that no one wants to be at in the first place. I first came across parliamentary procedure while in High School. I was a delegate to Nevada Boys State, and we learned about a thing called … Continue reading The Beauty of Parliamentary Procedure

Oswald Chambers’ extraordinary life.

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was a remarkable man who lived an extraordinary life. You may know him as the author of the perennial favorite devotional, My Utmost for His Highest. On and off for most of my life I have read this little devotional work. At points in my journey I have received great encouragement and … Continue reading Oswald Chambers’ extraordinary life.

Flags in the Sanctuary

Like many other churches in the United States, ours features two flags at the front of the sanctuary. The first is the Stars and Stripes, the flag of our nation. The second is known as the Christian flag, which came into being in the 19th Century for use in Sunday Schools or other places where … Continue reading Flags in the Sanctuary