From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for June 17

Some of you are familiar with Erma Bombeck, a writer, columnist, and humorist who wrote about suburban life in America from the 1960’s through the mid 90’s. She wrote this intriguing piece about fathers that I enjoyed and thought you might too on this Father’s Day.:...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for June 10

In Psalm 14:2-3 we read, “The LORD looks down from heaven on the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned aside, they have together become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.”  This whole concept is summed...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for June 3

“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ” (2 Cor. 11:3 NKJV). Since we have been talking about how simple salvation is, it has me thinking how humankind has the knack...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for May 27

I recently read an article by James Emery White, a pastor and writer (Meet Generation Z Bake, 2017) in Charlotte NC, entitled: What Should Ministry Look Like in Post-Christian America? His thesis is that the church in North America has moved from an Acts 2 to an Acts...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for May 20

I want to share a ministry secret. Not my secret, mind you, this secret is much better. And the best part is that you can put it to use whenever you wish. Maybe you know about it already. Many do but, unfortunately, a small number actually do anything about it. I read...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for May 13

I have read An Open letter to Pastors {a non-mom speaks about Mother’s Day} by Amy Young www.messymiddle.com on Mother’s Day before, but I want to bring it before you again today as we commend mothering for the ways it reflects the Imago Dei (Image of God). We have to...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for May 6

In a recent post at Christianity Today by Claude Alexander, Senior Pastor of the Park Church in Charlotte, NC, he made a statement that caught my attention. “What we call post-Christian culture strikingly resembles the pre-Christendom era—before Constantine, when the...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for April 29

I was drawn to a short piece by Matt Chandler, lead teaching pastor at The Village Church in Dallas Texas, entitled: “A Courageous Church.” What caught my eye was his question: In our changing world, are we (Christians and the church at large) motivated by fear or...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for April 22

Last week,John Piper says in his Desiring God blog website: “God’s great goal in all of history is to uphold and display the glory of his name for the enjoyment of his people from all nations.” If this is true--and I agree it is--then a question worth addressing is...

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From the Lead Pastor’s Desk for April 15

John Piper says in his Desiring God blog website: “God’s great goal in all of history is to uphold and display the glory of his name for the enjoyment of his people from all nations.” If this is true--and I agree it is--then a question worth addressing is this: How...

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