Category Archives: Current Events

Christmas Eve Sermon (DNBA): Do You Wonder? (Matthew 2:1-12) (5 p.m. Wesley)

Do you wander? Do you wonder? J.R.R. Tolkien wrote that “not all who wander are lost.” Think about that for a minute. Are you willing to wander or are you someone who has to know exactly where you’re going and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today (DNBA – Advent 4): No Longer in the Dark (Luke 2:8-20)

This is the fourth sermon in the DNBA Advent series Think about the worst job you’ve ever had. The dirtiest, nastiest job. I’ll give you my top 2. The first summer after my freshman year, I worked at McDonald’s. I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today (DNBA – Advent 3): The Other Important Yes (Matthew 1:18-25)

This is the third sermon in the DNBA Advent series. Every year during Advent, I find myself wishing we could unlock the personal journal of Joseph. Not the coat-of-many-colors guy, but the one who became the earthly father of Jesus. Joseph … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today (DNBA- Advent 2): God Chooses You (Luke 1:26-37)

This is the second sermon in the DNBA Advent series. It’s often assumed that I’m a technophile. Based on my age, and the fact that I use a lot of technology compared to many of the people who know me, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today (DNBA – Advent 1): Don’t Miss Christmas (Luke 1:5-22)

This is the first sermon in the DNBA Advent series.  Do you ever miss the point? Maybe it’s the punchline of a joke, the purpose of a story, the content of the conversation that the other person really wants you to … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve: The Church Awakens

It was May 4, 2012. For those of you not in “the know,” that’s the Annual Star Wars Day. But in 2012, it was the release date of the long-awaited Avengers film. The exact time doesn’t matter… But I was minding my … Continue reading

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What If All The Kids Had Coats 2.0

A year ago, I wrote a blog post about the kids who were streaming through our church in Prince George/Petersburg, Virginia. We had thirty to forty kids from a low income area who lacked the necessary coats to stay warm … Continue reading

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