Something I’d Forgotten

There is an obvious evolutionary advantage for babies to be cute, but I find the bond to be mystical rather than mechanistic.

The Call to Love

I came across the above quote in recent days and it strikes my conscience as one of the great obligations for Jesus’ disciples in this world.

A Sad “See You Soon”

Last night I said goodbye to a friend. Pastor Ronnie and his family had been part of my life since September of 2015, when they showed up in worship and he let me know he was looking to plant a Brazilian Baptist congregation. Central had been one of several churches identified as possible locations by…

The Power of Love

This power is an edited version of my sermon for November 13, 2016. It’s based on Matthew 5:43-48 Jesus Calls his disciples to be different. This is something Christians will frequently point out, but rarely reflect upon. The truth is, everything Jesus taught, and especially the contents of the Sermon on the mount, reveals a…

Show and tell

Several years ago a new resident of Riverview Estates, Miss Peg, began attending worship at Central Baptist. She’s a wonderful lady. She is joyful, inquisitive, loves to laugh at herself, and is a tad bit mischievous. Really, she’s my type of person. If you read my blog with any regularity, Peg is often sharing her…

Whatever

I missed participating in the theotek podcast last night, things are a little hectic around these parts and it just didn’t work out. Today I tuned in 1 to see what I missed and, thanks to the diagramming work of Kevin Purcell, I literally saw something. Kevin was using Philippians 4:8-9 as an example, and…