Does race matter? Is ethnicity important? How do cultural backgrounds affect our everyday lives? This week at Gordon College we have a special emphasis week, BEYOND COLORBLIND: BEYOND COLORBLIND is a focus week to help start new conversations about race and culture on campus. We hope the lectures and discussions help us consider how our racial … Continue reading
This semester is the first day of classes at Gordon. This morning in chapel I led us in a responsive prayer, offering thanksgiving and petition to God at the start of a new semester. I offered the prayer in italics, then we all as one congregation read the bold responses. For the start of a … Continue reading
John Wesley (1703-1791) was an Anglican minister and theologian. His ministry (and that of his brother Charles Wesley) led to the creation of the Methodist Church, as well as other traditions that have their roots in Wesley: the Wesleyan holiness movement, Pentecostalism, and the Charismatic movement. Wesley issued seven “Rules for Singing” in 1761. Here … Continue reading
Here’s part of a writeup I did on our Day of Prayer that took place last week: In the evening we worshiped again as one in the chapel with a congregational expression of the Psalms through song. From a lone voice in the darkness expressing the cries of the Psalmist in Psalm 130, to voices … Continue reading
What a great way spend a day this Tuesday! We had our annual Day of Prayer at Gordon College. (Here is the schedule of events for the day.) As I wrote before, I’m struck by how the Day of Prayer is a microcosm of an important aspect the school’s life together: we are one and we are many. There … Continue reading
Tomorrow (Tuesday) at Gordon College is the Day of Prayer. Here is the schedule for the day. We’ve been working hard in preparation for this day, and I’m excited now that it’s here at last. Day of Prayer at Gordon is a dedicated day–no classes or regularly scheduled events–where we remind ourselves of who we are in Christ: a … Continue reading
I did this interview with my friend Ben Rey last spring about worship at Gordon College.
I spoke in chapel at Gordon College today. You can watch the message above.
A few weeks ago I got to give the message in Gordon College’s chapel service. It’s called “A Covenant of Salt” and hits on a theme which I’ve been greatly interested in for the last couple years: God’s presence in liminal times.