Pastor’s Friday Comments (08.16.19)

One of the problems that every culture has faced is the tendency not to trust “the other,” anyone who is different from ourselves. Overcoming this challenge is made more difficult by our tendency to stay within our own group, demographically, ethnically, religiously,...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (08.09.19)

In response to the tragic mass shootings of this past week, I and the other members of the Johns Creek Interfaith Alliance issued the following joint statement: August 7, 2019 Dear friends, We, the members of the Johns Creek Interfaith Alliance, a group of clergy and...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (08.02.19)

On Wednesday night I polled the group that gathered for Bible study on a single question: How many of you became Christians in a Baptist church before the age of fifteen? Easily ninety percent of those present raised their hands.  The fact that this was a bunch of...

From the Pastor….

This column is longer than the ones I usually write, but if you’re a member of the Parkway family I would appreciate it if you would bear with me and read it all. When I was in my late forties I remarked to a friend and fellow church member that I hoped that I would...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (07.26.19)

One of the essential characteristics for Christians to grow in our faith is an openness to the leading of God. The day we profess faith in Christ we are not immediately and automatically filled with a certain knowledge of how to address every situation that comes...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (07.19.19)

It’s like a death in the family. For the past fifteen years a group of men from our church has met almost every Wednesday morning at Magnolia Bakery and Cafe’ in Norcross. We have read an untold number of books, many classics of Christian devotion, others more...