The Great Cloud of Witnesses

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: Like many of you, I like to cheer for underdogs – those less well known, less publicized, or less popular people or teams or … Christian holy days.   I’ve written here before about my love for Pentecost, the forgotten...
The Great Cloud of Witnesses

Evangelism the Disciples’ Way

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: A few weeks ago, while heading to an outdoor jazz concert, I walked past a man standing on a box shouting to all passersby that we better accept Jesus or we were going to spend our lives in eternal damnation. I found...

Nothing will be able to separate us…

Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.  – Romans 8:37-39 Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: Saying goodbye to people or places we love is never easy.  We experience loss in so many ways – from death, to the loss...
Regional Gathering Postponed

Regional Gathering Postponed

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: The short version:  We are postponing the Regional Gathering scheduled for October 2.  The new date will be January 15, 2022. The more detailed version: Several months ago, when most of us were getting vaccinated and it...

Made for Relationship

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: Human beings are made for relationship. Near the very beginning of the Bible, the author of Genesis offers these words from the mouth of God: It is not good that the human being should be alone. Human beings are made for...
Juntos: a Regional Gathering

Juntos: a Regional Gathering

About This Event The Christian Church in Arizona excited to gather again in person* as Arizona Disciples on Saturday, January 15, 2022! Beginning at 10:00am we will have time to worship together, time to talk together, time to learn together, and a share meal...

Happy Birthday, Church!

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: Happy Birthday, Church! That’s right, we are about to celebrate Pentecost, known affectionately as “the birthday of the church,” as over 3000 people were baptized and joined the early church.  (You can read the whole story...
The Great Cloud of Witnesses

March (to the Cross) Madness

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: But Peter said vehemently, “Even though I must die with you, I will not deny you.” And all of them said the same. – Mark 14:31 I once preached a sermon entitled:  “March (to the Cross) Madness.”  Now, you might ask: “what...
The Great Cloud of Witnesses

From Super Bowl Sunday to Ash Wednesday

Greetings to all in the Love of Jesus Christ: I wonder if any of you are feeling a bit of spiritual whiplash as we have gone from Superbowl Sunday to Ash Wednesday in the span of 10 days.  My mind is trying to understand how to deal with the juxtaposition of two...