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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  

Fruit from Unlikely Sources: “The Arbitrary,” Genesis 4

Throughout this series I’ve been making reference at times to a hypothetical person reading through the Bible and coming upon these awkward, difficult to understand, or boring passages and having different reactions to them. I’ve actually been basing that visual on an actual experience I had when I was doing youth ministry, one of my … Continue reading Fruit from Unlikely Sources: “The Arbitrary,” Genesis 4

Fruit From Unlikely Sources: “The Hard to Understand,” Luke 9: 28-36

As we prepare to enter in to the season of Lent, anticipating Easter and all that comes with it we’ll take one last look at these examples of “Fruit from Unlikely Sources,” those place of scripture that aren’t usually the first places we turn for inspiration or discernment or simple, clear word. This morning we’ll … Continue reading Fruit From Unlikely Sources: “The Hard to Understand,” Luke 9: 28-36

Sensing the Gospel: Touch, Luke 7: 11-15 and Revelation 21: 1-4

Touch is a powerful thing. In our ability to touch and to feel is the power to unlock memories and emotions, to form powerful bonds and establish relationships. It is actually the first sense that a baby possesses. Now some of you are thinking, “can’t babies hear in the womb?” That’s true, and its why … Continue reading Sensing the Gospel: Touch, Luke 7: 11-15 and Revelation 21: 1-4

Sensing the Gospel: Sight, Mark 8:22-25 and 1 Corinthians 13:12

When they ask “What Would Jesus Do,” they never expect your answer to be “spit in someone’s eyes.” That is not what the bracelets were trying to promote. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe this is passage is exactly what they were thinking of when they started that campaign, but somehow, I doubt it. This text would … Continue reading Sensing the Gospel: Sight, Mark 8:22-25 and 1 Corinthians 13:12

Fruit from Unlikely Sources: “The Lists,” Genesis 5 and Matthew 1

Note: This sermon began with a series of pictures of fruits, vegetables, and nuts that are hard to identify by the way they grow. If you want to see those pictures they’ll be a part of the video for this sermon on our vimeo page. Of course literal fruit isn’t the only thing that comes … Continue reading Fruit from Unlikely Sources: “The Lists,” Genesis 5 and Matthew 1