Morning Pause

Sunday mornings are a bit odd for me. I love worship, but getting to the opening of our worship time takes a bit of work. I go over my sermon, check my slides, set up our project and computer, make sure the heat it working, and then greet folks as they come into the building…

Stained Glass

The moment I entered Central’s sanctuary prior to my interview I knew it was a space in which I’d want to worship. After my 5 year exile 1 in “white-washed” Protestant New England 2, I was ready for a beautiful worship space. Central fit the bill, the stained glass is amazing. It’s both theologically rich…

The Gospel in stained glass – Baptism

Jesus’ baptism is, perhaps, one of the most underplayed elements of the Gospel story. Christians seem to enjoy focusing on the amazing willpower of Jesus in resisting the Devil’s temptations in the wilderness, and so gloss over this watershed moment. We shouldn’t do that. Jesus’ baptism is generally regarded as the start of his public…

Stained Glass – Resurrection

This is the center panel of the stained glass window in Central Baptist’s sanctuary. The whole front window is, to me, some of the most fantastic stained glass I’ve ever seen – but this center panel is the most striking. This is as things should be. It is, after all, Jesus’ resurrection. There’s a lot…