4 Opportunities for the Church on the Other Side

For the rest of our lives we will almost certainly be reckoning time in terms of “Pre” and “Post” Pandemic. Regardless of what you think about the severity of the virus itself or the wisdom and efficacy of the various health and safety measures enacted by the government, it cannot be denied that the world has changed and life will never be the same again for any of us. As Christians, we believe that God is Sovereign, so whatever secondary causes we may identify, it remains true that the Lord has rattled our cage; he has authored an earthquake; he...

The Blessing at the End of the Service

And lifting up his hands he blessed them. While he blessed them, he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. (Luke 24:50-51)   When I was a little kid bored in church, I used to count organ pipes. Or how many times a particular visiting pastor would push up his glasses while he preached. I was also interested in how the pastor raised his arms for the end of the service blessing. Did he go for the canoe-carry, a 90-degree arm bend? The straight arm morning stretch approach, or did he go for the arms forward lets play...

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