Category: Community

Invitations to Wholeness

I am meeting someone for coffee. I have never met her or perhaps I don’t know her well. At some point  earlier, however, she asked, “Can we go for coffee?” Every week (several times a week) I have the privilege of sitting at this table. Each person comes with her own story of brokenness. Brokenness ...

Spiritual Formation at Faith: Embracing Environments for Transformation

As the pastor of spiritual formation at Faith TriCities, I was tasked to develop a ministry strategy for a spiritual formation/discipleship process. This was not an easy thing! It forced me to look carefully at spiritual reality (not how we think it should be) and the context of church life. One thing I understood from ...

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Practicing Confession

We are a little over half way through the Lenten season. This is the time of year designated by the church calendar set aside as a time of searching our hearts (Psalm 139) in preparation for celebrating Easter. It’s about not only discovering and confronting the sin that has subtly crept in to our lives ...

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Intentional Community

This Sunday we continue our series on Intentional…our Intentional Journey in discipleship. What we’ve come to realize is this journey into becoming more like Jesus is the invitation to be with Jesus himself…to walk with him, work with him, learn how he does things….  What we are discovering together is…we can’t bring about this transformation ...

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Fellowship of the Broken

Interesting.  My blog is infantile, by any standard of measure, but there is one post that has been viewed overwhelmingly over the rest.  It was the post on Woundedness.  What that tells me is…we are all wounded people. None of us is immune to pain whether self-inflicted or at the hands of others. We all ...