Blog Category: Family

Church building … relationships.

Before sunrise one chilly Saturday morning, our church gathered to improve the building. Please note the theology of that sentence: the church (people of God) gathered to work on the building (not the church). The same phenomenon occurs Sunday mornings: after the church gathers (in worship), it scatters (on mission). Molly & I have been [...]

Our brother’s keeper?

The past two weeks, Molly and I were blessed to have a young man stay with us. We first met Stephen in the mid-90’s, but lost touch 13 years ago. Recently we reconnected via Facebook. Knowing he’s lived in Oregon his entire life, Molly and I invited him to visit us.   Stephen’s life journey [...]