Ascension Sunday

Ascension Sunday

We all need a reminder from time to time about priorities, the importance of focusing on the big things, the right things. That’s one reason Christians felt the need for a church calendar to balance the demands of the secular calendar. We are, after all,...
The Goose Patrol

The Goose Patrol

My wife, Diane, was walking around Gettysvue in West Knoxville last week, and she took this picture—the Goose Patrol. I was unaware of such a business. Who knew? If you have a goose problem, rest assured that there is now a company in town that will help you...
Covid-19 Changes

Covid-19 Changes

Thank you for responding to our COVID-19 Safety Measures Survey. Let me share with you three of the more significant findings and their impact for our church. Survey Results Have you attended a worship service in the last six weeks? Yes    207 No     128 Are you...
I Am

I Am

“I am.” I am is a definitive statement that you make about yourself. I am an Atlanta Braves fan. (please do not hold that against me and keep reading!) I am a Tennessee Volunteer fan. I am can describe something about you that is true, that is relevant for...
Psalm 23

Psalm 23

Our Eastertide Psalm for this Sunday is none other than the 23rd Psalm. The well-known, often-recited first verse is incredibly concise in Hebrew. It’s comprised of two brief sentences, and each sentence consists of only two words in Hebrew. “Yahweh”...