a word from the pastor

The “Misplaced Adventure” of John Allen Chau

American John Allen Chau, 27, was killed on November 17 in his attempt to take the gospel to a small and remote tribe of people living on one of the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal. Both The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times quoted Indian police chief Dependra Pathak as saying the d...
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Tiger Woods' Third Act

On Sunday, I was glued to the television to see if Tiger Woods would complete one of the greatest comeback stories in all of sports. He did. Being a duffer on the golf course (I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve been in the high 70’s), I know a bit of what it takes to do what he d...
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The Potter and the Clay

My dad went to heaven in April of 2016. It’s a strange new experience to realize that for the first time in your life that Daddy’s gone. It’s what C.S. Lewis called a “severe mercy,” difficult and wonderful all at the same time. I am a grateful son; thankful to have had such a father and such a f...
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A Man and His Bible

My father passed away just over two years ago. He would have been 90 years old last Saturday. It was inevitable his birthday would come up in conversation with my family, but how it came up was rather strange. My daughter works at a restaurant and was asked by her boss to pick up a cake at a loca...
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The Legacy of Billy Graham

I was having a conversation with a friend over coffee at Panera this morning when the text came through; Dr. Billy Graham had passed away peaceably at his home in Montreat, North Carolina. I was having a conversation with a friend over coffee at Panera this morning when the text came through; ...
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