This is the blog of a church planter appointed by the United Methodist Church to start a new faith community in Bennington, Vermont.

Though I’ve been a life-long Christian, and I’ve been a pastor for over eight years, this is the first time I’ve been called to start a new community, and this blog will be my journal as I do the work to which God has called me in this place.

It’s hard work, and it takes a lot of sweat, and tears, and a whole lot of faith.

But I approach this work with boldness, because our God promises to make all things new, and to bless God’s new creations!

Journal
July 16, 2018

A Special Kind of Hope

My latest article from the Bennington Banner: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/a-special-kind-of-hope,544741? Like many others, I spent much of the last three weeks in a mixture of hope and prayer for the Thai soccer…
July 16, 2018 in Journal

A Special Kind of Hope

My latest article from the Bennington Banner: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/a-special-kind-of-hope,544741? Like many others, I spent much of the last three weeks in a mixture of hope and prayer for the Thai soccer…
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June 10, 2018 in Journal

Belief Really Is Hard

Here is my latest submission to the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/belief-really-is-hard,541732 I've lived in Vermont long enough to receive spam calls. I really don't give out my home number; I don't…
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May 28, 2018 in Journal

It’s always noon somewhere

Here is another article from the Bennington Banner. The original link is here: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/its-always-noon-somewhere,540543? Ever have one of those moments when, all at once, you get it? Something you've known…
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May 12, 2018 in Journal

Keeping Sabbath

This is an article written for the Bennington Banner. Here is a link to the original article: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/keeping-sabbath,539423?.  The last time I sat down to write for the Banner I wrote…
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