Redirecting elephants in Cuba.

Two Mondays ago, I arrived in Havana, Cuba, for the first of my two scheduled visits of 2017. Had you asked me a year ago if I would ever go to Cuba, I don’t know that I could have said yes. Not because I didn’t want to, but it was never on my radar. Until…

reparation: (noun) something that is done or given as a way or correcting a mistake that you have made or a bad situation that you have caused; origin: middle english, 14th century

Sermon writing is not my strong suit, but this is where Plato believes that practice at something can make you better. Preaching isn’t a virtue, but it is important. And with many great preachers to learn from in my own house, I’ve got some good examples. Below is the sermon I preached this evening for the…

progressive: (adjective) moving forward; happening or developing gradually over a period of time; using or interested in new modern ideas; origin: first known use of progressive: circa 1612

For the last three days I have been attending the Progressive Youth Ministry Conference held at Fourth Presbyterian Church in downtown Chicago, IL. As the inaugural event there were highs and lows. First off, let me be clear, no conference is perfect. What is important about a conference is that it helps bring about change…