Going West…

Today, Lori and I travel to Southern California. We will be there for a week. I have 3 goals for our time there: First, I’m looking forward to visiting some congregations, talking to their pastors, and learning about their ministry. Tonight, we will worship at Saddleback Church, which is a large and diverse church with … More Going West…

One of the shooting victims in Thousand Oaks sang at Trinity last year…

Tragedy most often feels distant. Bad things happen:  Perhaps a hurricane, or a tornado, or an accident, or a mass shooting, and we feel sympathy, and we wish it hadn’t happened, and we talk about it and we think to ourselves “I wish there were a solution,” and then we go on with our lives. … More One of the shooting victims in Thousand Oaks sang at Trinity last year…

Opposites

Sunday AM: As I look out of my office window this morning, I see snow blowing almost sideways by the wind…the snow is piled up and I know from my short walk into the building that the cold is intense. And so then I think back just a week.  I was at a faith formation … More Opposites