Have you ever tried to keep a really big secret? Let’s take the amazing news about the elevator for example. It’s been one of piece of good news after another, and I have wanted to tell so many of you. But we wanted to keep it quiet so that it could be a surprise today. … More Jesus’ “Secret” Identity
What’s your blind spot? Ok, that’s a trick question. We can’t know our blind spots because we’re blind to them! When it comes to life, we have some major blind spots. What are my blind spots? I don’t really know right now, but I know some of the blind spots I’ve had in the past … More Is Jesus Opening Our Eyes?
What was the biggest lesson God taught you in 2018? One of the biggest lessons God taught me was how God provided us with the building on Oak St. I honestly think that, when the thinking (if not all of ours, then mine, at least) shifted from why Calvary needs a building to why God’s … More Joining Jesus’ Mission
I’ve always loved road trips, especially at Christmastime! Great times to talk, enjoy the scenery, listen to music. But there’s something about having kids that totally reduces the frequency of road trips. It really tests your patience. You know how it starts? Sweetly singing Christmas carols together. It’s really nice. But like 3 hours in … More Jesus’ Missional Patience
Last week, I had the pleasure of attending a surprise 80th birthday party for Norma Knuppenberg, a member of the Calvary family. It was at the church, and she was told she was coming to watch a children’s Christmas concert. Instead, to her surprise, dozens of friends and family had gathered to surprise her at … More Jesus’ Mission Surprise
On November 17, 2018, just 22 days ago, 27-year old missionary John Chau beached his kayak on the shores of North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal. The people of North Sentinel Island have no contact with the outside world and live as they have for thousands of years. Anyone who would accidentally land … More Jesus’ Mission Opposed
I’ve often heard stories of people who only go to church on Christmas and Easter. On the one hand, I suppose that’s better than never being around the story of Jesus because His birth, death, and resurrection are crucial, beautiful realities. If you’re going to learn about Jesus, start there! But I was thinking how … More Jesus’ Mission to Heal