Podcast; Navigating Change with Shane and Mike, COVID-19

A world without sports, going to the movies and eating out at restaurants; a government that orders people to stay at home; social distancing vs. social isolation. COVID-19 has changed the world in an instant. Shane and Mike discuss the complications and ways we can find a new normal. Click the link below to listen!Continue reading “Podcast; Navigating Change with Shane and Mike, COVID-19”

So You are Suddenly a Televangelist? (get used to it)

Due to the collective cultural responses to the worldwide to the Coronavirus pandemic, the number one strategic tool of the Christian church for the past several hundred years has been taken from us; corporate worship.  Gone.  We can’t meet in our buildings. Corporate worship will be back but not in the next three or four weeks. Continue reading “So You are Suddenly a Televangelist? (get used to it)”

I Am Concerned (very concerned)

I am very concerned about government closing down churches. Very concerned. I am very concerned that a pastor was arrested for holding church services. Very concerned. I am very concerned that if government can shut down churches once, it will be all that much easier next time. Very concerned. I am very concerned that weContinue reading “I Am Concerned (very concerned)”

Bricolage, COVID-19 and the Future of the Church (Part I)

Bricolage has become a wide term that was previously and more narrowly applied in the architectural, building and design trades.  The big idea is this; you often don’t have access or can’t afford the materials you wish you had to design or build something.  Bricolage is the creative use of materials already on hand toContinue reading “Bricolage, COVID-19 and the Future of the Church (Part I)”

22 and ½ Things I have Learned in 22 and ½ Years (in one place)

I am a bit over half-way through year twenty-three as the Sr. Pastor of Christ Church.   On paper, the story of Christ Church’s growth from 200 to over 2,400 seems like a modern miracle but my mind today is on the people who represent those numbers.  Especially those who have been on this journeyContinue reading “22 and ½ Things I have Learned in 22 and ½ Years (in one place)”

The Story of Us (Creation)

Text: Genesis 2: 26-31   I just returned from Israel.  I was asked several times how this pilgrimage continues to impact me after traveling to the Holy Land so many times.  I responded that on each trip I become more spiritually “rooted.”  Rooted in the way that keeps you healthy, nourished and vital.  Rooted inContinue reading “The Story of Us (Creation)”