The Spirit of Community

This summer at Immanuel, we have been exploring how the Holy Spirit shows up in the lives of characters throughout the scriptures. Today, we find two men who have very different attitudes towards the work of God: the sorcerer and the eunuch. Philip is a deacon, a servant of the church, and he encounters lots

The Wealth in our Wallets instead of the Well-being of the World

This afternoon I watched the United States join two nations… Syria and Nicaragua… in being the only three nations in the entire world that are no longer signers of the Paris Climate Accord. As I listened to the justifications, what I heard over and over again was the mention of a few economic sectors that

The Hope of the World is Us

The President of the United States is currently weighing whether or not to withdraw our nation from the Paris climate accord. Political leaders within our country are skeptical about the science behind climate change and its causes.  One congressman said this past week: “As a Christian, I believe that there is a creator in God who is