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A Christian Church

A Christian Church

What kind of church is Bluff Park Community Church? You can find the introduction to this series here. In answer to this question, I have often referred to our church using the following four adjectives: “Christian“, “Evangelical“, “Reformed” and “Missional“….

What Kind of Church?

What Kind of Church?

What kind of church is Bluff Park Community Church? In answer to this question, I have often referred to our church using the following four adjectives: “Christian“, “Evangelical“, “Reformed” and “Missional“. However, as Inigo Montoya so astutely points out in…

Notes To My Pastor-Self

Notes To My Pastor-Self

In which my “pew-self” offers a bit of advice to my “pastor-self”.   The opening prayer in your weekly worship gathering should not be the first time you have prayed over your weekly worship gathering.

Lessons From My Lawn

Lessons From My Lawn

I have a confession. I love yard work. Cutting grass, pruning trees, planting vegetables, installing hardscapes, raking leaves, creating compost, all music to my ears. The smell of freshly turned earth to me is like Elmer’s glue to a pre-schooler….

Replanting the Orchard

Replanting the Orchard

Beside the house into which I was born, sits a small plot of land. Over 40 years ago my grandfather labored and toiled until he had filled this entire field with fruit trees. A field, full of peaches and pears. I…

Periodic Table Update

Periodic Table Update

Saturday night was our first of many Periodic Table, gathering together the various elements of food, drink, neighbor, and community. With about 45 gathered around an overflowing table in the Tucker’s back yard, there was plenty of humanity and community…