"It is good to give thanks to the LORD…" Psalm 92:1. As we make the run to Thanksgiving, I wanted to encourage you to think about a few things....Keep Reading
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In today’s Bible reading, in 2 Samuel 23, King David thinks out loud as it were in the middle of a fight with the Philistines. He longingly said, “Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem.” So being the LORD’s Anointed, and being surrounded by loyal warriors, three of them broke through the Philistine lines and (of all things!) drew water from that well and (presumably fighting their way back to David) give him the water he craved so much. ...
Last weekend we spent an evening with our daughter and granddaughter churches, united in singing and in celebrating what God has done and continues to do by His spirit and through His people in Polk County. It was an amazing time of fellowship and worshipping together with one voice lifted to our Maker. ...
Back in 1992, I was preparing for ordination. A family friend (who knew little about church) asked a genuine question, “Why do you have to go through all this?” And by “all this” he was referring to 5 distinct exams, written and oral, the papers I had to turn in; and the final process of being examined first by a committee (for a total of about 4 hours) and then standing before our entire presbytery where they play piñata and you’re the piñata and they don’t wear blindfolds… They get to ask you anything. (Within an exam of about half an hour, I got asked to outline the Book of Numbers)....
From Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to Harry Potter, to The Hunger Games, there is a common theme that even the lowliest, most average person (even a teenager) can actually be part of a much larger story. What if the humblest person is actually in an epic battle of good and evil with the fate of the world in the balance?...
I was a silent, un-noticed witness to an all-too-familiar exchange between parent and child downtown. While a mother ordered food, and her elementary-aged child fiddled with a smart-phone, the little girl pierced the silence with the burning lament, “Mommy, I’m bored!” ...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’ve been waiting a year to say that. We are so excited to celebrate Advent 2017 with all of you. ...Keep Reading
We’ve just now celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a core belief in Scriptural authority....Keep Reading
News headlines repeat almost daily the same themes ...Keep Reading
Last Friday I tried to explain how being Presbyterian helps us to live accountably....Keep Reading
Have you ever felt uneasy when an organization (especially one with lots of resources or power) had most or all of its power concentrated in just one person? ...Keep Reading
While many of you know, some of you may not have heard that Luke Wolfe, our Director of Community Groups...Keep Reading
Current headlines about tax cuts have triggered timeworn diatribes about what “should” be done....Keep Reading
First, I have a wonderful announcement and then I have a request....Keep Reading
In 1996, Trinity was planted with the hope of becoming a church that would plant churches and those churches would plant churches and so on. ...Keep Reading