Art · Books · Devotion · Gospel Centered · Interview · Liturgy · Meditation · Ned Bustard · Rabbit Room · Square Halo books · Square Halo Gallery · Worlds End Images · Worship

Exploring the Art in “Every Moment Holy” An Interview with Ned Bustard

Ned is someone I accidentally ran into through Facebook. I soon found out how talented he is, as well as how alike our theology and our thinking is. Once I found out how he is currently contributing to the global church through his theology and doctrine on art, I contacted him. He was generous enough… Continue reading Exploring the Art in “Every Moment Holy” An Interview with Ned Bustard

Haiti · Missions

Our Trip to Haiti Part 2

Early in November several guys from our church went to Haiti on a missions trip. When we came back home we did a presentation on the trip at church. Art McLain, one of our congregants, works for the local newspaper, and wrote up a piece on the presentation. Here is Part 2. One of the… Continue reading Our Trip to Haiti Part 2

Haiti · Missions

Our trip to Haiti Part 1

Early in November several guys from our church went to Haiti on a missions trip. When we came back home we did a presentation on the trip at church. Art McLain, one of our congregants, works for the local newspaper, and wrote up a piece on the presentation. Here it is.   The island of… Continue reading Our trip to Haiti Part 1

Advent · Books · Christmas · Jesus' Birth · Jesus' Coming · Nativity

Why Celebrate Advent

Cornerstone has celebrated Advent for several years. There is a decline in modern America to no longer celebrate this religious tradition, therefore, the meaning is beginning to be lost. I would like to explain what Advent is, why we celebrate it, and some practical ways to celebrate it with family, friends and neighbors. ”Advent” is… Continue reading Why Celebrate Advent

Church Life · Good Samaritan · Political Theory · Socialism

Was the Good Samaritan a Socialist?

Your political identity does not have a bearing on whether or not you could belong to our church. More importantly your political theory is not what get’s you into or keeps you out of Heaven. We have said many times at Cornerstone that we are unified around the Gospel of Jesus Christ. While I personally… Continue reading Was the Good Samaritan a Socialist?

Adoption · Foster · Guest Blogger · Obedience

A Story of Fostering and Adoption with Amanda Bowen

Recently I contacted my friend Amanda (Bowers) Bowen. I have known Amanda since 2001 because her brother Matt was one of my best friend in college. Amanda would later come and join us at that college. Amanda and her husband Andy have been fostering and adopting children. After speaking with Amanda several times on this… Continue reading A Story of Fostering and Adoption with Amanda Bowen

10 Years · Cornerstone · Life Lessons · Wife

10 Lessons Pastoring for 10 Years

In celebration of pastoring Cornerstone for 10 years, I am writing about my ministry in Forest City, PA. In mid-October 2007 I delivered my first sermon in here.  I had returned from Florida where I was a youth and music minister at a great church. There was a small group of people at Cornerstone at… Continue reading 10 Lessons Pastoring for 10 Years