The Barrier of Self-Sufficiency

The Barrier of Self-Sufficiency

Over the last few summers, I’ve enjoyed doing something that many people consider crazy. I compete in triathlons. While I generally enjoy the event, there is one aspect of a triathlon that is especially challenging: the swim. However, the most difficult aspect is not...
Lament Psalms are a Gift

Lament Psalms are a Gift

Pain. Doubt. Frustration. Questions. Trust. Hope. These are the emotions of over a third of the Psalms. They are called laments – the historic prayer language of God’s people for processing pain. Psalms of Lament were written by hurting people for hurting...
Good Friday Timeline

Good Friday Timeline

As we remember the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday, I find a timeline is helpful. Seeing the times, events, and scripture references make this historical event more vivid and personal. All three congregations of College Park (NorthIndy, Fishers, and Castleton)...
Eclipsing the Power of Sin

Eclipsing the Power of Sin

What does it practically mean to “put to death” the deeds of the body? For years this was a great mystery to me because the wording sounded so definitive and permanent.  And yet that has not been my experience as a Christian or as a pastor. Sin Is Still Alive In Me In...