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
April 19, 2019

Holy Week

My latest article from the Banner: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-holy-week,571014? I'm sitting down on Wednesday to write this, and I can't help but be reminded of the essential strangeness of Holy Week. Sunday…
April 19, 2019 in Journal

Holy Week

My latest article from the Banner: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-holy-week,571014? I'm sitting down on Wednesday to write this, and I can't help but be reminded of the essential strangeness of Holy Week. Sunday…
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March 15, 2019 in Journal

Spring Promise

Here's my latest article from the Banner. And here's the Banner's link: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-spring-promise,567718? This week marks the first day of spring. The season of renewal, when our world awakens from…
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February 15, 2019 in Journal

Signs of Spring

My latest article for the Bennington Banner. Here's the Banner's link: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-signs-of-spring,565048? Groundhogs lie. Birds get faked out by the occasional warm day when the snows melt and we hear…
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January 18, 2019 in Journal

Living With Uncertainty

Here's my most recent post to the Bennington Banner. Here's the Banner's link: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-living-with-uncertainty,562074? I'm not a fan of uncertainty. I mean, I am REALLY not a fan of uncertainty.…
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