Why do we do groups like we do?
September 22nd, 2023
Why do we do groups like we do?Have you ever wondered how or why we do Connect Groups like we do? Groups are a common element to every church, but our groups have a few features that might be a littl...
April 27th, 2022
Often we read the stories in the Bible as history. While they may make us in awe of our God, we may fail to connect the fact that the same God is alive and moving today in our lives. He continues to w...
Is it good to be driven by goals?
March 29th, 2022
One of the challenges of leading a church of diverse people with diverse personalities is that it can be hard to stay unified. Over the past year, our leadership at CPC has been praying about a spiri...
March 2nd, 2022
What is Ash Wednesday all about?The purpose of this day in the Christian calendar is to remember that we are all dust and will one day return to dust. Morbid? Maybe, but I love the practice of resetti...
January 26th, 2022
I am preaching self-control and discipline to myself this year.The unsyncopated rhythms of the last couple of years has left me in a state of feeling undisciplined. I want to live a life that models w...
January 12th, 2022
The Doxology is known to be the most widely sung verse in the world. Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;Praise Him, all creatures here below;Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;Praise Father, Son...
What will the new year bring?
January 10th, 2022
13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is y...
Hope of Christmas
December 15th, 2021
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Of t...
How do you win a war you won't fight? (4 of 4)
December 13th, 2021
Over the past few weeks, I've been using this blog to wrestle with some of the problems I see in our culture- specifically in the American church. I've seen Christians identifying with their politica...
December 8th, 2021
It was Christmas Eve in the Austrian Alps in 1818. Father Joseph was nervously excited about the crowds that would be coming to their big Christmas Eve service. They had meticulously planned and rehea...
Do the ends justify the means? (3 of 4)
December 6th, 2021
For the past few weeks, I've been diving into some thoughts on the dangers of Christians to engage in the culture wars. Of course, everyone's first response is to assume that we are too smart for thi...
Opting out of the culture wars. (2 of 4)
November 29th, 2021
Post 2 of 4 in the series: Opting out of the culture wars. I have a problem with Christians who take a political side at the expense of their identity in Christ. Politics in the US are engaged in a ...