• Why I Love Christmas

    I love Christmas. I love the decorations, I love the music, I love the food, I love the time with family, and I love the gifts. I love Christmas, but not in a superficial way, and I want to celebrate Christmas in ways that are not superficial. I love Christmas,...

  • Interstellar and the Problem of Hopelessness

    My Father-In-Law asked me if I wanted to go see a movie on the day after Thanksgiving, and I agreed. We went to see Interstellar, and it was visually a good movie–but I found it depressing. Really depressing. I won’t ruin the storyline for you, but essentially, the world is...

  • Is Your Knowledge Content?

    “in reading the Scriptures we should constantly direct our inquiries and meditations to those things which tend to edification, not indulge in curiosity, or in studying things of no use. And since the Lord has been pleased to instruct us, not in frivolous questions, but in solid piety, in the...

  • More Dreams than Memories

    I was at a recent gathering of pastors and we were discussing leadership in our churches. One of the comments made was profound: “If you have more memories than dreams, that is a problem.” The context had to do with being careful of not getting “stuck in the past.” This...

  • What does it mean to give God glory?

    What does it mean to give God glory?  What a great question! I heard a great answer to this question this week as I was listening to a sermon. This also happens to be a sermon from the church we attended when we lived in Idaho. Check out the whole...

  • Glorify God, Receive His Mercy

    I read this verse this morning: “Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.” Isaiah 30:18 This verse is part of a rebuke...

  • This is a Privilege

    Preaching through Philippians has been a joy, and I feel like I am learning new things about God every day. Arriving at 2:5-11 presents a variety of challenges. First, it is a weighty text: There is a whole lot of truth represented in this passage. Second, it contains many points...

  • A Reminder from Babel

    I had the privilege of attending a local gathering of pastors yesterday. I really wasn’t sure what to expect, but since I am new to town, I thought it would be a good chance to meet some other pastors. I am glad I decided to go. The purpose of the...

  • New Web Site!

    Hello! I am glad you found our web site. We are still in the process of updating our site so that it contains useful information about our church and ministry in Kennewick, the Tri-Cities, and to the ends of the earth. If you would like to visit our church, we...