Mike’s Blog: Exploring the Life of ‘Skinny Santa’

As I write this post, our family Christmas tree is in front of me. Peaceful Christmas music is playing in the background. It’s a reminder that we’re entering into the most wonderful time of the year. Or are we? There are many things I love about this time of year, but there are just as…

Join Us for Easter April 16

Easter probably feels a little left out when it comes to holidays in our culture. It doesn’t have its own music like Christmas, unless you count the one about Peter Cottontail hopping down the bunny trail. I don’t. People don’t buy Easter cards like they do on Valentine’s Day. Nor do they shoot off fireworks…

The Theology of ‘The Shack’

Nicki and I went to see The Shack this weekend. I wasn’t that excited about it. (I’m not a huge movie guy.) I went more for research purposes than anything else. Several people have asked me about it, so I wanted to see it for myself so I could respond appropriately. I’ve read several reviews…

Portable On Purpose

Last week at dinner, our 9-year-old son, Brock, asked a question. “Are we going to get a church building?” I’m not sure where that question came from, but it is an understandable question. And it’s a question that we hear at Connect from time to time. So let’s talk about it. Connect is what is known…