What do you mean, “if”? – Light, love, naiveté, and belief

All of these new things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and who gave us the ministry of reconciliation. In other words, God was reconciling the world to himself through Christ, by not counting people’s sins against them. He has trusted us with this message of reconciliation. So we are ambassadors who …

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worship – and life together – as a celebration!

In worship we celebrate God, we celebrate what God has done and continues to do for us through Jesus, and we celebrate the fact that we are a redeemed people, called to love one-another and to stand as a collective witness to the beauty of Christian community.

my new photography gig, and words of encouragement regarding the PC(USA)

So vacation is over. Sigh. Rebekah and I enjoyed a couple of good weeks of redirection, and relaxation, and refreshment (I'll share more from this past weekend's Richmond trip in the coming days). But for today I want to post a few reflections from my first meeting as the official photographer-in-residence for the Presbytery of New …

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Habitat for Humanity house, encouragement, pasta, and ripasso

Let’s hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, because the one who made the promises is reliable. And let us consider each other carefully for the purpose of sparking love and good deeds. Don’t stop meeting together with other believers, which some people have gotten into the habit of doing. Instead, encourage each …

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not to make us guilty, but to make us free….

It's Sunday morning. As per usual, I'm all jazzed up about going to WFPC. I love everything about church: the worship; music, the throng of good people; the message; the time of deep conversation and challenge in Sunday-school; the intimacy of the shared journey; the intentional, focused time in the presence of God. I'm thinking, …

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