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What I’ve Learned on Sabbatical So Far

  It takes about three weeks of sabbatical to actually be on sabbatical. I'd read about this, but didn't know how true it was. The first week of my respite time was spent catching up ...

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A Prayer for Mothers

Today we pray for moms We pray for the moms who bake cupcakes, wait in car lines, pack lunches, juggle sports schedules and preside over petty playground squabbles. We pray for the moms who struggle to feed their children, ...

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The School Testing Letter I’d Like to See

Dear Parents, As you know, standardized testing is coming up next week. We here at Rydell High are so proud of what our students learn and accomplish every day, and we want to ensure that these ...

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Talking with Your Children About Holy Week

There's no way around it. The miracle of the empty tomb and the Risen Lord don't have much meaning unless you travel through Good Friday and witness the crucifixion. And the crucifixion is ugly and scary ...

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Luke 19:28-40 I know what you’re thinking. I know how in sync you all in this church are with the liturgical calendar. So you’re all thinking, “Bob just read the Palm Sunday passage, and that’s not ...

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Why We Study the Bible in a Wine Bar (hint: it’s not just about the Bible)

We've been holding Bible study at the local wine bar about a block from our church for over four years now. It's the kind of study that changes from week to week. One that you ...

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