Why are churches important?

Today there are many wonderfully important institutions and associations, ones that bless and enrich our lives tremendously. Yet it is remarkable to think that Jesus established one in particular, the church. (Matt 16:18-19) Two thousand years later, the world is full...

Continuing the Conversation, part 1

This post will summarize the “Continuing the Conversation” meeting, which occurred June 20.  This meeting was the first follow-on to the big April 29 potluck dinner and presentation “The Next 30 Years.”  The next one will occur July 29....

Missions in Jonah, Missions Today

This Sunday we end our sermon series on Jonah.  It’s time to ask: what’s this book about, anyway? It’s definitely about Jonah running. It’s also definitely about Jonah being saved from certain death by a big fish that does God’s bidding. It’s also about Jonah’s...