Skipping Fellowship

I rarely stay for “fellowship” after worship. Most weeks, as I leave church, I speak to as few people as possible. Usually I don’t even shake the pastor’s hand. That’s not because I don’t have friends at church, or because I don’t like the people at church. It’s not that I don’t like the coffee […]

Fish Fries for God

Happy Easter! One of my favorite Easter stories is  John 21 and what is suggests about life in the post resurrection world. After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana […]

Treat Them Like Gentiles and Tax Collectors

If you have spent time reading the Bible, you might be familiar with the story in Matthew 18:15-17. Jesus is talking to his disciples and this is what he says, If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member […]