Trip Home Video

I didn’t want to put this on-line until the folks at ABCNJ had a chance to see it, but now that they have I can share it with all of you.  Enjoy watching what happened to part of the ABCNJ staff on the trip from Fanning the Flame!

Early Father’s Day?

Yesterday our family went to a 50th birthday party for one of my wife’s earliest mentors. As a bonus to seeing some folks we hadn’t seen in a while, my wife’s parents were also invited to the party – and they brought our kid’s birthday presents with them.  This is always a good time. An…

Family Health Day

If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that a couple of weeks ago I was out at Green Lake, WI for a conference.  It was a good time for both myself (who went) and my family (which didn’t go).  Since I’ve been back, however, we haven’t seemed to have a day to ourselves as…

Church Meeting, Mexican Style

Our by-laws say that we should have a spring business meeting.  Why we need to have a spring business meeting is beyond me, but apparently it made sense to folks back when the by-laws were written.  Spring business meetings had apparently been deprecated long before I became pastor of Central (certain parts of our by-laws…

Oh the sweet theology

Today I had the pleasure of attending the baptism of my 5 month old nephew at La Salle High School’s chapel.  It might seem a bit odd to see a baptist pastor write that attending an infant baptist was a “pleasure.”  I mean, when I listen to baptists talk about going to baptisms of some…

Ordinary Meetings

I’ve never been a “good counselor.”  The desire to advocate is really strong in my psyche, and it kinda gets in the way.  Though, one of the couples I married did recently tell me that our pre-marital sessions were helpful so that’s nice (but rare).  I think that one of the big reasons I don’t…