iChurch – Less IS more

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men” (Mark 1:17 NIV). The Apple Corporation has caught a cultural wave. Complexity is out and simplicity is in. Their “i” products have captured the art of simplicity: iPod, iMac, iPhone, iTunes, etc. The “i” probably started out to symbolize “internet,” but it

Building the “Lego” Church

“And now God is building you, as living stones, into his spiritual temple” (1 Peter 2:5 NLT). “Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will

I love Legos

“Our bodies have many parts, but these parts don’t all do the same thing. In the same way, even though we are many individuals, Christ makes us one body and individuals who are connected to each other” (Romans 12:4-5 GW). I love Legos. I’ve been buying them for my kids since they were born. We’ve

Double duty

Am I the father of the bride or the officiating minister? Well, this past Saturday I was both. It has been my honor and privilege to lead all three of my children and their future spouses through premarital counseling and to officiate at their weddings. But I was emotionally unprepared for this third one. With

A funeral and a wedding

I haven’t had this kind of confusion of emotion for years. This week is my daughter’s wedding. We’ve planned it for months. But unexpectedly (This is always the case), my family lost my mother’s sister on Saturday morning. I was getting ready for visiting missionaries to have dinner with us on Saturday when I received

Saying “Yes!”

We had a great time this weekend with Larry Benson, his wife Sheila and two of his three daughters! Larry is with Alternative Missions and serves as the director for the Bay Islands, Honduras mission. He is a man with a passion for unleashing people for ministry. His Sunday message resonated throughout our church as

Making room for a new portrait on my dining room wall

Life has gone by faster than expected. Last night I met with my daughter Erin and her fiance Abbott for their last premarital counseling session. Their wedding day is just a week from this coming Saturday. We made some final plans for the wedding. And believe it or not we discussed what God’s Word says