I will take joy in the God of my salvation.

17 Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines,

the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food,

the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls,

18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.”


God is greater.

I have to say it has been so wonderful to see so many Kenwood family members stepping up to help in a time such as this. GOD has been glorified even in the face of so much uncertainty. 

On December 13, 2019, at the Kenwood Christmas concert, we sang: “Holy, holy, holy!  Jesus we adore Thee.  Peace has come, for our King is with us.”…

A Child-Like Faith

My four-month old son is blissfully unaware of COVID-19.  He doesn’t know that people are scrambling to find groceries and childcare.  He doesn’t know that people are adjusting to working and worshiping remotely.  He doesn’t know that people are disinviting their wedding guests and canceling their travel plans.  He doesn’t know that people are fearful about their finances, livelihoods and health. …

Run to the church!

One of the most poignant moments of my life came during a mission trip to Haiti shortly after the big earthquake there a decade ago. A young girl told me about her experience when her house began to shake around her. Her mother called out to her, “Run to the church!” The girl did so, and survived. 

We don’t know all the reasons her mother…

In All Circumstances

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 says, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  We often think the will of God is hidden, and we must search diligently to figure it out. Yet, God’s will is stated explicitly and comprehensively in 1 Thessalonians 5. Rejoice always. Pray continually. Give thanks…

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

It feels like what was true yesterday is no longer true today. Each day there are new realities facing us individually, as families, as the Kenwood community, and in the world. In some respects, everything has changed, and we all are coping and modifying plans on the fly.

Why church?

Many people today say that they are interested in spiritual life but not in any organized religion. Others believe that they can know God apart from the church. Still others have been hurt by negative experiences at church and no longer want to be associated. 7.5 million fewer people identified themselves as religious in America over the past three years.

The Incarnation

This Advent we will prepare our hearts for Christmas with a sermon series on The Incarnation. The heart of Christmas pulses with the belief that Jesus Christ, the Son of God “became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.