Grocery Stores, Restaurants, and Church: A Letter to West Franklin

Grocery Stores, Restaurants, and Church: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Tomorrow (April 11th), COVID-19 protocols will be removed from our campus. We are going way back in time to pre-COVID days. No masks required for volunteers or staff. No social distancing. Full capacity in the sanctuary. Enter and Exit through...
Holy Saturday Take Two: A Letter to West Franklin

Holy Saturday Take Two: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, A year ago today I sent you a letter about Grace on Holy Saturday. I actually wrote the following sentences: “Maybe it’s because this COVID-19 thing is making me crazy. Maybe this quarantine is finally taking its toll.”...
Chreasters and C.E.O.’s: A Letter to West Franklin

Chreasters and C.E.O.’s: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Christmas And Easter Only People. C.E.O.’s. Chreaster’s. You know who I am talking about. Those who only darken the doors of a church on Christmas and/or Easter. The reason we go “all out” and provide extra services during...
Outside Looking In: A Letter to West Franklin

Outside Looking In: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, There’s an image I can’t get out of my head. Ever since I preached on the Parable of the Prodigal Son from Luke 15, I cannot shake the scene from my mind. I fear it is me. I fear it is our church. I fear it is far too many of us...
Lit: A Letter to West Franklin

Lit: A Letter to West Franklin

West Franklin Family, Several days ago, I encountered Christmas in March. No, I didn’t open any physical gifts. I had no egg nog. There was no Christmas ham or trying to get Katie under the Mistletoe. Nor was there any football on the television or stockings on...