Summer Sermon Schedule

As is my custom, last summer I took a few days to study and pray over the suggested lectionary texts for this Christian Year, and sketched out preliminary sermon titles, texts, and themes for a year’s preaching. Recognizing that the Pastor Search Committee may...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (05.07.21)

This past Sunday, in keeping with the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, those of us who chose took our masks off for worship. And, as I’ve said to young ministers on other occasions, if you can’t find a metaphor for preaching in that, I can’t help you. All of us...

From the Pastor (04.30.21)

One of the classics of Christian philosophical thought is Søren Kierkegaard’s “Purity of Heart Is to Will One Thing.” Kierkegaard was one of the most important Christian mid-nineteenth century thinkers known as existentialists. The book is an extended...

From the Pastor (04.23.21)

It’s time to start thinking about what church will “look like” once we are able to return to some degree of normalcy. The fact of the matter, of course, is that nobody knows. No one knows who will have become so used to “virtual worship” (I’m not crazy about that...

From the Pastor

One of the innumerable positive traits about the Parkway family is your generosity beyond our own church. Through our relationship with several ministry partners, you have demonstrated that your concern for meeting the needs of the people around you and sharing the...

Pastor’s Friday Comments (04.16.21)

  No one will be happier than I will when something other than the Covid pandemic and how to cope dominates our global, national, and local conversations. However, for now, how to respond to real and perceived risks and what behaviors are acceptable in these...