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Thanks for visiting the site. My hope is to use this place to keep a record of the things I'm doing as a pastor as well as touching on other things happening in the worlds of ministry, faith, and maybe pro wrestling and pop culture as well. Hope you find something to enjoy. Andrew  

“When People Meet Jesus – Their Priorities are Revealed,” John 6: 60-71

So the Bachelor ended this week. I’ll forgive you if you were distracted by other things and missed the finale, you’ll be shocked to know, I’m sure, that he did not find love. But maybe, but probably not. But an interesting thing happened this year, if you remember back in January I mentioned the beginning … Continue reading “When People Meet Jesus – Their Priorities are Revealed,” John 6: 60-71

“Lessons From Mema: The Machine Doesn’t Fold the Right Way,” 2 Samuel 11

Chrissy brought up a TV show last week so I felt it only right to respond with an example from my go to Netflix show, The Office. There’s a specific episode I’m thinking of, where a very minor plot involves Pam, the secretary, going to great lengths to keep Michael, the manager of the office, … Continue reading “Lessons From Mema: The Machine Doesn’t Fold the Right Way,” 2 Samuel 11

“Lessons From Mema: Snake Won’t Bite Me,” Acts 28: 1-4, Genesis 3

Let’s talk about snake handling for a minute. Show of hands, anyone been to a snake handling church? There’s one allegedly in Greenville (SC), I went once but they didn’t pull the snakes out.  They are notoriously secretive and not sure about outsiders. Snake handling is actually illegal in every state but West Virginia, most … Continue reading “Lessons From Mema: Snake Won’t Bite Me,” Acts 28: 1-4, Genesis 3

“When People Meet Jesus: Expectations Shift,” John 2: 1-12

I have to wonder what the disciples were thinking when they arrived at this wedding. We’re not sure how many of the ultimate twelve are with Jesus at this point, we’ve only seen five mentioned at this point but John doesn’t follow the same “getting the gang together” pattern that the other Gospel writers have … Continue reading “When People Meet Jesus: Expectations Shift,” John 2: 1-12

“These Three Remain – Hope,” 1 Thessalonians 1: 2-3

Thessalonica was not a city known for rocking the boat. From the moment the city was founded it had an air of kissing up to the powers that be, Thessalonica was founded during the reign of Alexander the great and it just so happened that Alexander had a half-sister with that very same name. After … Continue reading “These Three Remain – Hope,” 1 Thessalonians 1: 2-3