The Creative Mystery of God by Vicki Hollon

The Creative Mystery of God In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. […]

The Gift That Keeps on Giving by Debbie Potter

The Gift That Keeps on Giving by Debbie Potter Every Sunday when the doors open at Trinity Baptist Church, children excitedly enter the doors of the Ark in the children’s building. One of the first images that the children see is the giant, life-sized elephant, which was the first animal to enter the ark at […]

Finding Home this Christmas by Les Hollon

Finding Home this Christmas by Les Hollon   Home. Just hearing the word stirs deep feelings within us. Why? Because we were made for home, that place & people where we know we belong. Our ultimate home-place begins with God whose centering love enables us to belong here on earth and forever in heaven. This […]

Rest from Endlessly Proving Yourself

Rest from Endlessly Proving Yourself Six days for work. One for rest. It is an ancient formula the Hebrew people have been leaning into for thousands of years. It affirms the dignity and purpose of work, as well as the rightness and importance of a life and identity beyond our working. Theologically, it holds up […]

Seeing How God is Working at Trinity by Mark Barr

Seeing How God is Working at Trinity My wife, Marcia, and I are visiting Sunday School classes. We are following up on a wonderful suggestion to visit each Sunday School class twice. This experience is providing us a fantastic opportunity to see first-hand how God is working at Trinity Baptist Church in a variety of […]

Good News Welcomed

Scripture: 2 Kings 5:1, 9-17 Goods News Welcomed From death to life. That was what the cleansing of Naaman’s skin disease was like. 2 Kings 5 invites us to consider Naaman, a mighty commander of a foreign army. He likely would have been on the cover of magazines as a rising star and leader among […]

Trusting Your Experience of God

Scripture: Acts 26:1-3, 13-18a, 24-29 Dietrich Bonhoeffer lived in a time where the Christian Church in Germany had capitulated to the Nazi political party. Many pastors, church members, and theologians either supported or failed to speak out against unjust policies, and immoral ideologies, and evil practices. Bonhoeffer eventually counted the cost of living from his […]

Rest and Sabbath-Keeping

Even with all the challenges (and heat) that August brings, it happens to be one of my favorite times of the year. I think it’s because I appreciate the rhythm that it brings to my life. If you don’t already know, I’ve been the perpetual student: pre-school, elementary school, middle school, high school, undergrad (5 years), TWO master’s degrees and now a […]

When God Questions Our Conclusions

  Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1, 3-14 Have you ever been listening to someone about what matters most to them? You hear passions, regrets, hopes, insights, dreams, and longings. Many people experience anxiety about the  personal or collective changes in the world. Some miss when politicians seemed more civil. Others long for a time when kids could […]

Seeing Sin In Ourselves and In Society

Scripture: Ezekiel 24:1-13 Seeing Sin In Ourselves and In Society What is the last thing that really set off your anger? I find myself enraged at someone else’s bad or inappropriate behavior pretty regularly these days. Something is just in the air and social media seems to be intensifying it. I try to ask myself, […]