On The Journey

A BLOG FROM CO-PASTORS MICHAEL DUVAL & JAMES HASSELL

  • August 12, 2019

    Do you enjoy sunrises? There seems to be little that can compare to the glory of God on display early in the morning. I particularly enjoy exercising right about the time that the sun begins to peak around the mountains. The feeling of awe that comes from recognizing the creative work of God is nearly indescribable. The morning light overcomes the darkness, and a new day begins with ...

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  • August 5, 2019

    Confession time: I have a weakness for Kit Kats. It is next to impossible to stop eating these bars of chocolate goodness. I thank the Lord that none may be found in my house at the moment because I would surely consume many more Kit Kats than is nutritionally acceptable. Yet, why is it that every time I think of a Kit Kat (which may be more than once a day) I also think of the catchy advertising jingle: “Give me a break..."

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  • July 29, 2019

    It’s hard to believe, but a new school year is right around the corner. In fact, my daughter is about to start middle school! Where does the time go? When my daughter was a baby, people told me ...

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  • July 22, 2019

    Is Jesus Lord? If not, then who is he? What does this even mean? Sometimes we can be confused by religious language and rhetoric which has either fallen out of vogue or has been outdated by simple linguistic changes in our society. In other words, to say that “Jesus is Lord” may not ...

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  • July 15, 2019

     I have lately been reading books by some theological heavyweights. One of these impressive theologians was Emil Brunner. Dr. Brunner had the unique capacity to take vague and philosophical ideas and turn them into understandably relevant practices. For example, consider this statement: ...

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  • July 9, 2019

    Nerd Alert!! I officially would like to declare that I am a nerd about many things: substantive books, lengthy theological discussions, serious movies, and even Star Trek. I grew up watching both the “old” Star Trek series with Captain Kirk and “The Next Generation.” Our family would stop down in order to watch these shows. A recent sense of nostalgia led me to ...

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  • July 1, 2019

    I am fascinated by our interest in health and longevity. It seems as though news articles come up on my social media feed daily about the latest miracle drug or the newest research about the right foods to eat. Some of this information appears contradictory at times. For instance ...

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