It is 2016, going on 2017…

[Note: This is an end-of-the-year letter I wrote for our congregation, Woodridge United Methodist Church. I've adapted it here for, hopefully, appealing to a wider audience.] I am often asked about that weird word in my title. Koinonia is a Greek word used in the New Testament. I’m not a Greek language scholar, but those …

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This made my week

In a recent note to the families involved in the youth ministries at the church I serve, I wrote this about Church Conference: Church Conference is the United Methodist term for what other denominations might call its Annual Business Meeting, or what a corporation might call its Annual Shareholders meeting, or what a leading tech …

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Live blogging Sleep Out Saturday 2016 #HomelessNoMore

As I have the last couple years, I'm attempting to live blog this annual event to raise awareness about homelessness in DuPage County -- and to raise funds to help neighbors experiencing homelessness. Bridge Communities puts on this event to aid their efforts to end homelessness.  6:30am The view in the light of day: 3:30am …

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