Who’s Going To Be There? – Parents, Teenagers, and Their Social Lives.

Originally posted on creating sacred communities:
I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I am significantly more involved in my children’s social lives than my parents were involved in mine.  Now, granted, we had one phone that stuck to a wall in the kitchen, so all of my conversations were “overheard”. Until I…

Who’s Going To Be There? – Parents, Teenagers, and Their Social Lives.

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I am significantly more involved in my children’s social lives than my parents were involved in mine.  Now, granted, we had one phone that stuck to a wall in the kitchen, so all of my conversations were “overheard”. Until I got my own phone, in my […]

Should We Allow Our Kids to Play Electronics in Worship?

A Fictional Story…with some Truth 8:35, Sunday Morning.  Church starts in 90, no 85 minutes.  “Hurry Up! Get a move on!”  Cheerios crunch under my feet, while puddles of milk splatter the table.  The cat jumps up to help himself….”Oh well, one less thing to clean up.”  The daughter comes down with jeans and a crumpled […]

The Identity Covenant: Sermon on Genesis 17, the Naming of Abraham and Sarah

Last week we began the first Sunday of Lent with the story of the first covenant God makes with creation and God’s reminder through the symbol of the rainbow. This week, we move to a new covenant between two people named Abram and Sarai.  Abram and Sarai are a married couple, with no children, who […]