Category Archives: Michael’s Blog

A Prayer for Las Vegas

In the wake of the senseless, horrifying tragedy in Las Vegas Sunday night, there are many understandable reactions. Shock. Confusion. Rage. Deep sadness. However you react emotionally, for those of us who claim to follow Jesus, there should be a … Continue reading

Posted in Michael's Blog, Prayer, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Four Reasons Why Jesus Should Captive Your Mind More Than the President

I recently wrote an article for an organization called Missio Alliance. I recommend checking them out and, if you like the articles, podcasts, and other media they curate, subscribing to their weekly e-newsletter. If you’re interested, here’s an introductory paragraph … Continue reading

Posted in Michael's Blog, Politics, Theology, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What’cha Reading: Book 1, Part 2

I recently started a new blog series called Whatcha Reading. My inaugural post was part 1 of a review of a book called Unfettered Hope by theologian Marva Dawn. Due to the density of this book, I decided to break … Continue reading

Posted in Michael's Blog, Theology, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Epiphany: Discovering and Display Jesus

January 6th was the first day of Epiphany. Since many Christians are not familiar with this season of the Christian Year, I want to post an excerpt from a booklet I wrote a couple years ago called Time for God: An Introduction … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Year, Michael's Blog, Prayer | Leave a comment

A Profound Imprint: A Team Member Reflects on Her Experience in Njuruta, Kenya

In the previous post, I explained Advent Conspiracy – how every year we challenge ourselves as a church family to prayerfully consider spending less and giving more. I described how this year we have the opportunity to provide desks for every student … Continue reading

Posted in Global, Michael's Blog, Stories | Leave a comment

The Gift of a Desk: An Advent Conspiracy Project

Every first grader has her or his own set of challenges. Mine involved things like struggling to beat the best tetherball player at recess or coping with the fact that everyone else seemed to have better items in their lunch box than … Continue reading

Posted in Global, Michael's Blog, Our Community, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Responding to the Election Results

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard the news that is taking the world by storm. Some are calling it the biggest political upset in modern history. On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the … Continue reading

Posted in Michael's Blog, Politics, Prayer | Leave a comment