Redemptive Forgiveness

In 1948 the country of South Africa was plunged into an oppressive time known as Apartheid. During this time the ruling, white, class oppressed the people of other races all across the country. Plunging most of the South African society into a racially segregated society that allowed white people to thrive and punished people of … Continue reading Redemptive Forgiveness


Living with the Spirit

Today we work ourselves back in the creed to the part we skipped over last week. I want to begin by saying that when I skipped over the section on the Spirit last week it is not because the Spirit is unimportant in our faith, rather I saw an opportunity to connect God’s word to … Continue reading Living with the Spirit

Community Together Forever

I spent the better part of 8 years fighting my call to ministry. It wasn’t necessarily an outward fight that people would have seen, and most people may not have even known it was going on. However, in all that I went through, in my ups and downs of high school and college, there was … Continue reading Community Together Forever

Jesus Our Lord

Today we continue on in our sermon series on the Apostles Creed and we dive into the second section. And when I say section I mean that whole second part of the creed that talks about Jesus. Now I could preach a whole sermon series just on this one part of the creed. However, I … Continue reading Jesus Our Lord

Behind God’s Name

Today we are beginning a new series on “what we believe.” And we are using for our resource the original belief statement of our faith, The Apostles Creed. The Apostles Creed is #881 in your hymnal and as I just mentioned it is the original statement of faith in the church. The Apostles Creed was believed to … Continue reading Behind God’s Name


This is a reflection that comes from my sermon for this coming Sunday...think of it as a teaser for what is to come. Frederick Buechner writes, "Buechner is my name. It is pronounced Beek-ner. If somebody mispronounces it in some foolish way, I have the feeling that what's foolish is me. If somebody forgets it, … Continue reading God