From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for October 14

As a pastor, I’ve heard many times. “I’m done with church.” Or “I don’t really need to go to church…my relationship with God is personal.” Or “I’ve had it with organized religion.” Or “The church is a man-made invention, not God’s idea.” Or even, since the church is...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for October 7

A sweet lady handed me a little slip of paper after church one Sunday to encourage me. I unfolded it and it read: “God doesn’t call the qualified; he qualifies the called.” At first, I wasn’t sure if it was a compliment or a criticism. While it is uncertain who...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 30

It’s so easy to skim over the ‘minor characters’ in Scripture, isn’t it? Men and women whose names are mentioned only once or twice – about whom very little is said. Epaphras is one of those names that only appears 3 times in the Bible (Col 1.7, 4.12; Philemon 23). He...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 16

I have been meditating for the past few weeks on what it means to be “Imitators of Christ” as described in Philippians 2:1-10. Over the next few weeks, let me share a few thoughts. As Christians, we are faced repeatedly with scandal from ‘Christian” leaders, factions...

From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for September 9

I have been meditating for the past few weeks on what it means to be “Imitators of Christ” as described in Philippians 2:1-10. Over the next few weeks, let me share a few thoughts. There can be no doubt that what Paul is talking about in this passage is so radically...