Next Steps for the Church in America

The real problem in all of this, as I see it, is that pastors and ministry leaders are just as guilty of idolatry and ignorance as the people they lead. Someone has to sound the alarm, someone needs to start helping people wake up, someone needs to identify and tear down the idols, someone needs to bring them out of their ignorance. I wish it were someone else…

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Does God Turn His Face Away?

One of the most misunderstood parts of the crucifixion story shows up at the very end of Matthew’s account: From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why […]

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Coronavirus: Waiting for Yellow

Latest Indiana County Map and COVID Statistics Note: Since publishing this post, the Indiana statistics have gotten MUCH better. However, our county is still considered “red.” I and the other leaders of the church have been doing a lot of thinking regarding when and how we can return to in-person worship even at the level […]

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September Financials Update

I wanted to take a few moments to give you an update on the financial status of the church. Back at the beginning of September, I posted an article about the struggles our church is facing financially and what we are doing about it. You can read that article here: Facing Goliath I also created […]

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Service September

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash I say it every time I can. I have always wanted our church to be known more for our service than for our services. I want us to be known as people who serve more than people who hold events. This month, I’m calling for us all to join […]

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Facing Goliath

Photo by James Pond on Unsplash Facing Goliath Greetings friends, members, and supporters of LCC! I’m sending this note out this week to share some disheartening news, and there’s no “nice” way to put it other than to say we don’t have enough money to continue paying our staff. Many of you know that I’m […]

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