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Pastor Zeke’s Blog

Authenticity

Authenticity

Do you ever struggle with authenticity? I find that to be authentic, I need to experience grace. In other words, if I reveal my true self to you, but feel judged and condemned, then it is unlikely I will let my guard down again anytime soon. If, however, we are “real” with one another and still accept each other, then authenticity can increase.

What is Baptism?

What is Baptism?

Some churches emphasize baptism. There are even denominations associated with it. Have you ever wondered what it’s all about and just how important it is?

You Matter, Dad

You Matter, Dad

Whether you are a young dad (like I was in the family Father’s Day photo above—that’s my son on my lap) or your children are already grown up and on their own, we all know that on days like Father’s Day, we tend to evaluate ourselves and our fatherhood, and perhaps at times, we feel like we could have or should have done better. It’s for that moment that I want to share with you three things leading up to this Father’s Day.

Let’s Pray

Let’s Pray

I like to think of myself as a man of action. I’m a doer. I like to get things done. Tasks are to be completed. Missions are to be accomplished. With so much to do, it can be hard to make enough time to pray. Can you relate?

Overcoming Fear

Overcoming Fear

I remember as a sixth grader being afraid to go on the Loch Ness Monster, an intimidating roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg.  To me, it was the granddaddy of all coasters, the riskiest ride one could possibly endure.  To one of my best friends, it was...

St. Patrick and the Shamrock

St. Patrick and the Shamrock

On Saint Patrick’s Day (and every day), remember that God is amazing. He is big enough to create the world and yet personal enough to send a young man named Patrick to share the Gospel with the Irish.