Beyond the Bulletin

My Worth Is Not In What I Own

Juxtaposition: the act or an instance of placing two or more things side by side often to compare or contrast or to create an interesting effect. Some things in life - some of the best things - can only be discovered by juxtaposition. Take food, for example (of which I am quite fond). There is a fascinating world of possibilities »

Faith: Taking God for Granite

When studying speech errors, linguists often look for similar sounds (ask vs. axe, or nuclear pronounced as ‘nucular,’). Some errors affect both sound and meaning. A person says, “If you axe me…, ” for example, and gruesome violence comes to mind. Better meanings arise, though, if they complain of being ‘taken for granite’ (instead of granted). Being mistaken for rock, though, »

Yet Not I But Through Christ In Me

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. (Galatians 2:20) Not long ago I let my barely three-year-old son drive the car. »

King Forevermore (God the Uncreated One)

As our church continues to ponder the incredible beginning of God's story in the book of Genesis, certainly the middle and end of that story are not left unnoticed. In fact, the themes of Genesis 1-3 are recognized, rehearsed, retold, re-framed, remembered and rectified throughout the Bible. One does not see a Creator distant from His creation, but continually and »

Only a Holy God

"O LORD, God of Israel, there is no God like You, in heaven above or on earth beneath, keeping covenant and showing steadfast love to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart." (1 Kings 8:23) The incomparable nature and excellence of God is an ancient refrain in worship. God's people throughout history have been »