Here’s is part 3 of the 4 part video series called Practical Prayer. The truth is, God does answer prayers. Just that at times, it’s not the answer we want or expected…
Here’s part 2 of Practical Prayer: How We Pray.
Is there a right (and therefore, a wrong) way to pray?
Also, for funsies, here’s Nick Serena, our worship leader, reminding us that (some times) all you need is love:
Two strange Lenten seasons in a row. I hope 2021 is as normal of a Lenten and Easter season it can be… During quarantine, I’ve been thinking a lot about the ‘what ifs’ — the ones I previously wouldn’t let myself dwell on — because I simply had a lot of time on my hands. […]
Starting a 4-part series on prayer. We kicked off part 1 this week: Why We Pray. It’s imperative that we remember that prayer isn’t just about asking God for things. Prayer goes beyond that. Ch-ch-check out the video bel…
There’s a midrash (a midrash is an ancient commentary on the Hebrew text) about Reuven and Shimeon who crossed the Red Sea with the other Israelites. Except their experience was quite different from everyone else’s because of their perspec…
Hello Readers!I hope that this post finds you well. I really do hope that you and yours are healthy and finding ways to manage this temporary new normal (emphasis on temporary, Dear God). I haven’t written anything in a month. And it showed. I had a deadline due for Rethink Church and it’s only a […]
Years ago, I basically told my son: “Don’t be yourself, be acceptable to everyone else” when I denied him his wishes of going to church as Raphael (the Ninja turtle, not the artist). … (Raphael — not the turtle — was an artist, right?)It ate at me for a bit and I wondered how many […]
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. — Oscar Wilde Newest video. It took me a while as a person to get over being “normal.” But there are nagging moments (albeit rare) where as a parent, I wish my kid was “normal.” It’s a completely unfair thought and wish. And my kid teaches me all […]
So, in the midst of editing Maundy Thursday service, Good Friday service, and Easter service videos (our church decided to prerecord everything instead of livestreaming), I accidentally deleted the edited video for my Easter sermonette and uploaded the unedited video (thankfully, it was my video I screwed up on, and not the other major service […]
So — I uploaded the unedited version and deleted the edited version of my Easter reflection. *Such* an amateur move.
So instead of uploading the correct version (and reediting everything), I give you an even shorter Easter blessing from Nath…