Pastor’s Friday Comments (06.21.19)

This week the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has been meeting in our annual General Assembly in Birmingham, Alabama. Several members of our church, including Linda and me, are attending. Last week another group of Baptists met in the same venue (what are the odds?)...

James Hollis is a Jungian analyst and an author who approaches life from a secular point of view. Nevertheless, many of his insights have practical application to the existence of any person, regardless of one’s outlook. I have been reading his book Living an Examined...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (06.07.19)

This week our men’s breakfast group read again the story of the exodus of the Israelites from Egyptian bondage as told by Sean Gladding in The Story of God, the Story of Us. In a creative way that is nonetheless faithful to the text, Gladding reminds us of the events...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (05.31.19)

Since Easter, one of the suggested readings for worship in the Revised Common Lectionary has been from the Apocalypse of John, the book of the Bible that we refer to as the Book of Revelation. In our worship service we have read those texts as the alternate reading...

From the Pastor….

Last month the Parkway Weekday Preschool Ministry closed its doors for the last time. After over twenty years of service to the community, declining enrollment and the retirement of long-time director Sue Moser made it a difficult but necessary decision. The ending of...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (05/24/19)

The Covenant Sunday School Class that Linda and I teach is currently studying doctrines that are important to Baptists. This emphasis may seem incongruent with something I said in a sermon last week about how Christians had reduced what was essentially a movement...