moving beyond the default male settings #NewCreation

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! – 2 Corinthians 5:17 There is a lot that gives me joy here in Wake Forest, especially as regards WFPC (the reason we moved to this community, four years ago this week). But if there’s one area where I’m even more excited than usual, its men’s ministry, and … Continue reading moving beyond the default male settings #NewCreation

Rest, Reconciliation, and Restoration from the Emerald Isle…

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 It’s not easy to post when we’re in the middle of teaching, but I wanted to share a brief word about this new adventure together Rebekah and I are enjoying. I’ve led conferences and retreats before; Rebekah has been keynote speaker … Continue reading Rest, Reconciliation, and Restoration from the Emerald Isle…

“Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?”

“Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?” – Acts 8:37 I love the freshness that comes with a good, long, soaking rain. The air is clear, the plants look stronger, the coating of pollen and dust is washed away; you can just breathe in the sense of growth and possibility. It’s like the world has been baptized. I love the concept of … Continue reading “Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized?”

planting resurrection trees for Easter morning

 “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” – 2 Corinthians 5:17 Blessed Resurrection Morning! Rebekah and I have a tradition over the Easter weekend. We started this back in Pensacola, and we’ve found it’s a beautiful way to deal with the angst of the crucifixion while at the same time preparing our … Continue reading planting resurrection trees for Easter morning

Joining Jesus in the re-creation business

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!- 1 Corinthians 5:17 What a wonderful Easter at Wake Forest Presbyterian Church! Sunrise (very chilly!), 9:00 Praise, and then an 11:15 crowd so big that this year we had to move worship from the sanctuary down to the CLC. I love the enthusiasm; love … Continue reading Joining Jesus in the re-creation business