Some Practice in Listening

Over the last several weeks we have published a series of blogs pushing us to lean into tension together and asking that we begin by practicing our listening skills. About a month ago I attended [...]


Get Perspective

This is the third installment in a series of blogs meant to push us toward leaning into the Holy Spirit and engaging areas of tension. Check out the first two posts here: Lean into the Tension by [...]

Lean Into the Tension

I was at a conference a couple of years ago where the speaker, Reggie Joiner, gave out rubber bands to everybody in attendance. When he stepped on stage he instructed the audience to the throw [...]


Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

The artistry that The Gospel According to Matthew was written with continues to amaze me. This book isn’t just some guy’s feeble attempt to record the things that he saw. No, Matthew wasn’t a [...]


Christmas Day

On this Christmas Day we lit a candle for CHRIST and read the following from Matthew 1:18-25: Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to [...]


The Fourth Week of Advent: LOVE

On the fourth Sunday of Advent at Redemption Church we lit the candle of LOVE, and we read Isaiah 40:1-11 (ESV): Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to [...]


Unwrapping God’s Presence: 3 Implications of Christ’s Incarnation

A Christmas Story is my favorite holiday movie. In the movie, Ralphie Parker is in eager pursuit of acquiring his “Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot Range Model air rifle with a compass [...]


The Third Week of Advent: JOY

As we lit the third candle of JOY on the Advent wreath this week, Isaiah 9:1-7 was read: But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the [...]


After the 2016 Presidential Election (Part 2): Prayer

In less than six weeks President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated into office. As the date approaches the media is abuzz with forecasts of what will happen next. No matter the candidate or [...]


The Second Week of Advent: Peace

The candle of PEACE was lit this Sunday on our Advent wreath, and we read this passage of Scripture from Isaiah 42:1-9: Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I [...]

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