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Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:37-39 Jesus was pretty clear about priorities and what […]

April 19, 2022

I hope your Easter Day celebrations were meaningful and enriching.  I’m still floating a little bit from the experience of worship with the community of faith, and I am enthusiastic for the coming week, what I am thinking of as Part 2 of our Easter worship.  I’m preaching on Revelation 21, where we see the […]

March 29, 2022

I’m glad for the connection Westminster has with Thornwell, and I’m glad our friend Lauren Thompson was with us Sunday to share ways Thornwell is fulfilling their mission: Thornwell serves to prevent child abuse and neglect, to build up and reunite families, and to support healthy communities in the name of Jesus Christ. You can see more […]

March 22, 2022

“What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord; I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts; I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats. When you come to appear before me, who has required of you this […]

March 15, 2022

One of the best parts of my job is working with others to plan worship.  Music Director, Robin Zemp, in particular, is a joy to work with, and I am always grateful for his knowledge and insight when it comes to music.  You may not know this, but we work together each week to plan […]

March 8, 2022

We didn’t quite get to the end of Psalm 51 in worship Sunday, and I want you to see how it ends.  After 17 verses of gut-wrenching and honest confession (remember it is a model prayer for confession of sin), David writes: 18 Do good to Zion in your good pleasure;     build up the walls of […]

March 1, 2022

You’ve seen the news about the Russian invasion of Ukraine and I hope have felt the call to prayer for peace in that region of the world.  So many people are affected, even WPC members from Russia who have relatives in Ukraine.  One person messaged me last week: Prayers please.  Talking to my cousins, they […]

February 22, 2022

Someone needs to hear this: If you are feeling outmatched by the task before you, overwhelmed by the failures of your past, underappreciated by the people who should lift you up, burdened by the weight of illness or grief, or unsure of your place in the world, then there is good news. But God chose […]

February 15, 2022

Our partnership with Charleston Moves has helped us better understand what is at stake in the debate about building a pedestrian crossing at the North Bridge. Recent S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control studies show an alarming life expectancy gap of close to 15 years between West Ashley residents and our neighbors in North […]

February 8, 2022

I am grateful for the good responses to this sermon series we concluded Sunday. I’m excited to start a new series on Worship this week, but before we move on, I want to share a summary of the last 4 weeks. What follows is a devotional I wrote years ago, but it works well as a wrap […]

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