Pastor's Ponderings

  • My Pleasure

    I’ve been thinking about pleasure and the Christian life. Pleasure is defined as “a feeling of happy satisfaction and enjoyment … and entertainment, contrasted with things done out of necessity.” For many professing Christians, delight and pleasure are often neglected—sometimes even suppressed—in the pursuit of spiritual maturity. There still is

  • Blessed to Bless

    Scripture is full of declarations of the blessings that we receive from God, especially through Jesus Christ. One instance of such a declaration may be found in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, when he writes about how we have been blessed “with every spiritual blessing”—chosen to be holy and blameless

  • 05-08-16

    Respond With Worship

    In a recent session with my field mentor, our conversation moved to the subject of facing challenging situations—particularly those times when one is the victim of false accusations or harsh and unfair treatment. While sharing his own experiences, my mentor made a statement that caught my attention. He said something