Category Archives: Unity in Diversity

Growing Small Hearts

Friendship demands big hearts. The greater our differences, the more our hearts must grow. No wonder that diverse neighborhoods often lead to lower levels of community; we want friendships to be comfortable not challenging! Yet the more we love people, … Continue reading

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The River of God’s Presence

Wellspring began with a calling to reach the diversity of our area together. I’m reminded of that calling every time I pass the former Baptist church and now temple down the street from my house and the brand new, imposing, … Continue reading

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We’re Not Benetton!

Marin Luther King Jr. asked a million dollar question, “Why is 11 AM on Sunday morning the most segregated hour of our week?” When I looked at the limited palette of our most recent governing board picture, I wondered, “Are … Continue reading

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Friendships and the Kingdom

“Greet Prisca and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus” (Rom 16:3). Why do so many epistles end with a long list of boring names?  Would we not be better served if God’s Word focused only on clarifying doctrine and … Continue reading

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Stretching hearts, shoveling snow and deepening values

  Life is busy. We have appointments, responsibilities, practices, projects, piano lessons and nap times.  So do I.  Especially the nap times. But today is the first day of Missions Week. And in the midst of the busyness of your … Continue reading

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Others Over Self

      Christ calls us to a cross not a couch. Yet often we want Christ to do for us, believing that Jesus came to make us comfortable. Yet God did not send his one and only Son to … Continue reading

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How do you become a Jedi when you cannot find a Yoda?

When I was younger, I looked for a Yoda to train me and become a Jedi in life. I wanted to be a great leader, Christian, man, pastor and even lift rocks by looking at them. Yet everybody that I … Continue reading

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