For a moment yesterday, the distinction between worship and the rest of life disappeared. Upon reflection, and maybe because it was St. Patrick’s Day, I have begun to understand it as what the Celts called a “thin place.” In Christian Celtic spirituality the term “thin place” is used to describe […]

When World and Worship Embrace

Preached at Wilson United Methodist Church, February 3, 2013 Series: The Kingdom Experiment – Part 5 Text: Matthew 5:6; Isaiah 55:1-5 Listen to it HERE  Introducing myself to congregation Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Good morning! I’m Joe, the associate pastor at […]

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness… – ...

Text: Luke 22:14-20 Audio: Listen to it HERE There is a joke I heard years ago about an elementary school teacher who was teaching a unit on religions. For show and tell day she asked her students to bring in a religious artifact that symbolized their family’s faith. The appointed […]

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