An Office of Lament in a Time of Social Strife

UPDATED: The video has been included for those who would like to be guided through the resource below. The following office is adapted from A Book of Prayer and Order (2020). It is designed to help us pray intentionally in times of social strife and unrest. As we confess sin and plead with our Heavenly […]

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A Pastoral Letter to the Church | “Enough is Enough”

To those who have laid claim to the name above every name. We must repent. We must turn away from violence. We must turn away from the hardness of heart that would consume us. We must plead with the Father to replace our heart of stone with one of flesh. We must embrace the prospect that we are like sheep being led to the slaughter. Not as a political cause, but as a righteous act in the name of the one true God.

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Lent 2020 | Resurrection Sunday: “Worship”

Today is Easter Sunday. At our local congregation, we like to celebrate it as Resurrection Sunday. I find that it helps us to focus in on the reality we are remembering and celebrating. Like so many other Christians, I celebrate this wonderful miracle at a distance. While I do not need to be in a […]

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Lent 2020 | Day 40: “Wait”

That first Saturday after Jesus’ crucifixion had to be complete agony for the disciples. The doubt and fear that must have been present in them can only be described as unimaginable. They had given three years of their lives to follow Jesus. They had invested so much time and effort in learning and practicing everything […]

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Lent 2020 | Day 39: “Fear”

NOTE: I was so busy getting ready for Good Friday, I forgot to post this! I apologize for that. The word focus for today is “fear.” Fear is the most natural instinct in the human experience. It is a gift from God. It helps to keep us safe in times of danger. Even when we […]

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