Posts by Lisa

“When I give to the church…”

by Lisa

During my first year in seminary I attended a local Methodist church weekly.  The pastor gave thoughtful and well-delivered sermons.  The music, though not overwhelming, had a certain sense of beauty and devotion to it.  The fellowship was strong – intergenerational, interracial.   The piety, for lack of a better word, was strong too.  People cared […]

Do Politics Belong in Church?

by Lisa

The details are a little foggy, but I think I was listening to NPR.  They were having a discussion with the new president of the Southern Baptist Convention around what seemed like a softening, or at least a shift, in its approach to politics.  President Greear acknowledged that the convention’s religious values had in the […]

“That Which Is Broken, Shall Be Made Whole Again!”

by Lisa

While under the influence of drugs in the afternoon of October 6 a motorist lost control of his faculties, driving through our church lot and across our lawn, crashing through the large church sign that welcomes our community to worship.  Fortunately, Trumbull police and emergency medical personnel rushed to the scene, saving the driver who […]