Obedience in the midst of uncertainty

Peter Buckley approached me awhile ago about making room in the schedule for recording a worship CD.  He was looking to gather our worship leaders together for a night of worship, a way of celebrating God’s faithfulness, but also a way of standing up to […]


Emmanuel Adventurers

There are all sorts of people at Emmanuel doing really interesting things.  One of our sets of radical people, Mark and Jackie Jennings-Bates, started an organization that helps bring water and sustainable community initiatives to people around the world who need it the most.  The […]


A response to euthanasia

We believe that life is a gift from God. Sometimes life finds us in difficult situations when it comes to disease and sickness or other forms of suffering. With increased advances in technology, we have the ability to extend life to ever increasing lengths, even […]


Reflections on Lent

  Andy Crouch wrote an excellent book on redeeming power called Playing God (yes, you need to pick it up and read it). In the book, Crouch suggests that power is something that is intrinsic to the human condition. Humanity has been granted much power: […]


A Word to Define The Year By

Us: God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on the guest list? God: “Walk straight, act right, tell the truth…” – Psalm 15:1-2 (MSG) I’ve always been a fan of New Year’s resolutions. I find that so much of […]