General, Marriage and Family, Things We Shouldn't Discuss, Women

God Made You Beautiful

My daughter turned nine last month. She is one crazy, smart, rhythmic kid. She got all of the best of both parents, and I have no doubt that when she grows into womanhood she is going to be outrageously, stunningly beautiful. This is both a source of great joy and unholy terror. I know how… Continue reading God Made You Beautiful

Church, Videos, Women, Worship

Music Flashback

This is from November 2010, right before the merger. It is interesting in a couple of ways - not just how the stage and band has been shuffled and reformed but also the congregation that is gathered (although we can only see the backs of people's heads). I love our musicians and cannot wait until… Continue reading Music Flashback

Church, Women

A Strong Woman

Yesterday, during the message I noted that the Philippian church was started with women, and that among them was one particularly strong woman named Lydia. All too often, people assume that Christianity is a male-dominated faith, but in reality, women have played crucial roles in its development at every stage. Jesus’ mother Mary played a… Continue reading A Strong Woman