February 2024 Newsletter
January 31st, 2024
Turner Christian Church Connection Newsletter Over the past few months I've been using the newsletter to talk about the kind of church we are. As a "Christian church," we defined ourselves by our ...
January 2024 Newsletter
December 30th, 2023
Turner Christian Church Connection Newsletter “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as ...
December 2nd, 2023
Turner Christian Church Connection Newsletter For the past couple of months I have been using this article to explain the identity and mission of our church--why we are called "Turner Christian Ch...
What is A "Christian" Church? (October 2023)
October 3rd, 2023
This fall I am enrolled in a class called "Seminar in Ecclesiology." Ecclesiology is the academic word for the study of the church: what is the church? How should the church be structured? What does t...
I'm Going Back to School
September 5th, 2023
m going back to school!First of all, don't worry--I'm not going anywhere. I have enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Emmanuel Christian Seminary, which is almost entirely online. I will only...
With A Little Help from God
July 1st, 2023
How are you doing with neighboring? The summer is here, which brings us many opportunities to connect with those around us and show them the love of Jesus. I hope you are finding ways to take advantag...
June 5th, 2023
“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them." (Mark 1...
"I Don't Like It When I Can't Get What I Want"
May 1st, 2023
"I don't like it when I can’t get what I want." This is the new favorite phrase of my four-year-old son. He has reached an age, and a life-situation, where he is realizing how little control he has ov...
"I'm Not Fine"
April 4th, 2023
I've been reading a lot about death recently. As a pastor I've been around a lot of people who are near death, and I've worked with a lot of grieving families, but the death of my brother at 39 brough...
March 1st, 2023
This month we enter the season of Lent, a period of 40 days in which we prepare for Easter by dedicating ourselves to repentance, prayer and service. We are also in a year that we have dedicated to lo...
Love in Action
February 1st, 2023
Today (January 26th) I got to see our latest sermon series acted out right before my eyes. This morning Casey came in and set up some tables for the potluck on Sunday, and apparently she pulled or pin...
Love Your Neighbor
January 1st, 2023
Dear Church,Welcome to 2023! I don’t know about you, but 2023 looks like it’s going to be a big year for me! Casey and I are presidents of this year’s Northwest Christian Convention, which is exciting...