Don’t Worry, Be Holy

Don’t Worry, Be Holy

Don’t Worry, Be Holy The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God,which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds...
Is Honesty the best Policy?

Is Honesty the best Policy?

This morning I was listening to a podcast, and the guy, who was not a Christian, made an appeal for people to be candid, as in honest and straightforward. As I was thinking about this, I came to the opinion that we have a conflicted relationship with honesty. We might...
Logical or THEO-logical

Logical or THEO-logical

  I was reading in 1 Chronicles 17 this morning. David is settled nicely in his new palace, becomes conscience stricken about the poor “living conditions” of the ark of God, and inquires of Nathan whether he should build a more fitting structure: After David was...
Adventures in DIY

Adventures in DIY

     A confession: I am not much of a DIYer. This is not a strong part of my skill set, and I am apparently accident prone whenever I pick up a tool. Experience has taught me that one of two things will happen if I attempt a DIY project. Either I will hurt...
For the City

For the City

My friend Antony Billington of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC) recently wrote a great piece about how we are supposed to be a blessing to the city we live in. This resonated deeply with me, and I hope it will with you, as Central seeks to be...
Madyson found dead in dumpster

Madyson found dead in dumpster

On Sunday night in Santa Cruz, CA, an 8 year old girl, Madyson Middleton, was seen riding her scooter near her housing complex. Then she went missing. Tragically, her dead body was found yesterday, Monday, discarded in a dumpster. A teenage boy from the same complex...