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The Ebenezers

“God is happening, and I am lucky enough to be in the Midst.” —Barbara Brown Taylor

When you leave a meaningful experience, or you’re changed, or you see a new side of life that you weren’t aware of before, it’s only appropriate that you take from it an Ebenezer, a sign that God was there in the midst. 616 more words

Community & One Another

Depend on God for Reading and More

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. 251 more words


Readings on Purpose

The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.  Frederick Buechner

Do not be too moral. 871 more words


A Chorus of Witnesses

According to Thomas Long and Cornelius Plantinga Jr., students of preaching should “study great sermons, learn their moves, and master some of their aims and forms.” This is not unlike the reason “aspiring composers study Haydn symphonies and Bartok string quartets” and “serious chess players learn the great games of Tanasch and Capablanca” and “army generals master the battle plans of strategic and tactical experts from Alexander the Great to Douglas MacArthur.” 251 more words

When Work Becomes a Prayer - Part 5 of Live Your Calling, by Coral Swieringa, Guest Blogger

When I was a child, a small set of carved tools  lay on our piano, some of my Grandfather’s carvings which my Dad had inherited. Grandpa was quite a carver, and one of his many pieces found  a home at Greenfield Village for a time. 661 more words

Live Your Calling

Come With Our Questions

A sermon based on Isaiah 58:1-12 and Mark 9:30-37 preached on September 20th, 2015

Sermon audio

This week I’ve been reading through a best selling book about darkness by Barbara Brown Taylor.  1,845 more words

2015 Convocation Address

We held Convocation on Friday evening, September 11.  Here is a transcript of my address.  Please visit our YouTube page to view the entire ceremony. 3,525 more words