Posts with the category “pastor-shane-s-blog”
October 6th, 2020
Trees have been on my mind. Around here, they’re starting to turn. A few of the maple trees have already broken into fiery bright orange. It’s almost cliché to say this, but Fall is my favorite season...
We Need His Peace
September 2nd, 2020
[This article was written for The Salem News, September 1, 2020]In these days of COVID-19, racial tension, civil unrest, and killer Asian hornets, we search for answers. Who can blame us? It's not tha...
Be Kind | Response to Yesterday's Sermon
August 10th, 2020
Church family, my intention is not to repreach Pastor Noah's sermon from August 9, 2020. You can watch it or listen to it here. I was so moved yesterday by the Word, I'm compelled to come here kind of...
Does Shame Play a Role?
June 26th, 2019
We live in a guilt and shame culture. That might not make sense from one perspective because it seems that no one feels guilt or shame about anything they do anymore. That's not what I'm talking abou...
November 28th, 2018
This past Sunday, our Senior Pastor, David Gidcumb, made a confession during his sermon. He said, "I'm not a holiday sermon guy." I'll be honest with you. I'm not either. I love Thanksgiving, I love C...
Peacemaking and Reconciliation Journeys
October 16th, 2018
Today, a good friend shared something that sent my mind tumbling in a good way. It was a definition of peacemaking. Here’s what it says. "Peacemaking doesn’t mean passivity. It’s the act of interrupti...