How Long, O Lord?

On Friday noon I took part in the Racial Reconciliation prayer meeting on Zoom that many Great Banquet people and others are participating in. That evening I attended the Juneteenth Rally for Remembrance at First Baptist Church. Those present at both of these events were reminded of the historical significance of this day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.

The Lost Art of Lament

A few weeks ago I came out of a kind of fog from all the adapting to online ministry, and I decided to read some familiar books including To Kill a Mockingbird. I started the book before the killing of George Floyd, and I finished it the weekend the protests began. Interesting timing.

Psalms for Every Season: Orientation, Disorientation, Reorientation

I have enjoyed reflecting on and praying the psalms the past few weeks and look forward to doing so throughout the summer. The truth is, I need the psalms to give me words to pray. This has been quite a year with the announcement of Pete’s retirement, Pastor Stan Ott’s and Doug LeMaster’s retirements, Pastor David Jordan-Haas’s death almost a year ago, remodeling the building, and redesigning our Sunday morning worship and learning communities. That was a lot…