Thankful and Excited

I wanted to take this opportunity to express heartfelt thanks for the call to be pastor of this wonderful church!  Lise and I are very excited.  We have been a part of the New Life family since 2002, and so I hope you can imagine how great it is to be surrounded by...

Good Friday Homily

Do you identify with Pilate at all? I wonder if some of you do. He didn’t show any malice towards Jesus. No ill will. In fact, he could say that he had some healthy respect for him, and even had a good idea that Jesus was innocent. But Pilate — and perhaps...

Quiet Times in God’s Word

Greetings from sunny Florida. Sandy and I are enjoying a time away from the nasty weather that is so typical of February. But as much as we enjoy getting out of winter weather, I think what we most appreciate is time to read and reflect in a way that we don’t do when...

The Upper Room: Strength From On High

Easter is coming!  This is the season in which churches all over the world spend time in the Gospels.  In the recent past New Life has spent a lot of sermon time in Matthew, Mark and Luke, so it feels like the proper moment to turn to the Gospel of John! So we hope...

The Ten Words

This week I have been working on a book of meditations on knowing God that will be reissued in January. They are based on Moses’ meeting with the Lord in Exodus 33 and 34. One of the meditations is on the Ten Commandments and I thought I would pass it along as a good...