When North and South Meet

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As a way to introduce our congregation to the new Glory to God Presbyterian hymnal, the Daily Devotions at Fourth Presbyterian Church are currently based on hymn lyrics. I wrote the following devotion, based on John Oxeham’s “In Christ There Is No East or West”, before our high school mission trip to Haiti. I’m pleased […]

Prayers of the People (7.27.2014)

Fourth Church 7.27.2014

Gracious God, in this moment our hearts and minds are full— filled with the inspiration and hope we come here to feel; filled with happiness and joy from the many blessings of our lives; filled with anxieties and fears from the challenges we face; filled with sadness and grief from our failures and losses. Even […]

Adventures in Liminality #lastweekinhaiti

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I spent last week in Les Cayes, Haiti with 32 youth and 9 other adults on a mission trip organized by Praying Pelican Missions. Since I didn’t have internet access, or even electricity for most of the week, I’m posting reflections this week with the hashtag #lastweekinhaiti. I preached a version of this sermon at […]

A Little Overwhelmed #lastweekinhaiti

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I spent last week in Les Cayes, Haiti with 32 youth and 9 other adults on a mission trip organized by Praying Pelican Missions. Since I didn’t have internet access, or even electricity for most of the week, I’m posting reflections this week with the hashtag #lastweekinhaiti. Can you be a little overwhelmed? Or is […]

#lastweekinhaiti

Haiti Church Square

I spent last week on a high school mission trip in Les Cayes, Haiti with 32 youth and 9 other adults (including, for the first time since she was pregnant with our oldest son, my wife). Working through Praying Pelican Missions, we were partnered with the New Jerusalem Church and their pastor, Joas. It was […]