Guest Post: Dan George’s Beautiful Tribute to a Friend and Some Thoughts About Loss and Death

At his blog in 2012 former Harvest Elder Dan George wrote a moving tribute to a close friend Mark Archibald. His post recalls how they met and their friendship for 18 years. But when someone dies how does one deal with the conversation ending? This post touched me as I read of Dan’s deep affection for his friend. In the end we all need Mark Archibald’s in our lives. Continue reading

Reflecting on Working with the Homeless at National Community Church in Washington, D.C. Plus Remembering Vondell Bethune Who Passed Away Recently

Tonight while eating dinner I learned that a well known homeless individual of Mark Batterson’s National Community Church has died. This is my recollection of the homeless ministry at National Community Church and my some of my experiences if I remember correctly with Vondell Bethune.  Continue reading

Benjamin Vrbicek of Community Evangelical Free Church in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Writes a Tender Blog Post on Friendship

Benjamin Vrbicek writes a moving post about a long term friendship that grew out of an EFCA Church in St. Louis, Missouri. I saw this the other day and wanted to do a brief article about this because I found it emotionally warming. Often when writing about difficult subjects when I see something unique and neat I want to push it to help give balance and show some of the unique aspects of the EFCA. Continue reading

Tyler Chernesky of Christ Community Church in Kansas City on Friendship and Proverbs. Seeing What was Taught in a Sermon Play Out in Kansas and Missouri

Tyler Chernesky at Christ Community Church in Kansas City gave an interesting talk about friendship and Proverbs at the Downtown location on October 7, 2018. This post looks at Christ Community Church and Tyler Chernesky as well as the man who is the driving force behind this EFCA church movement in the Kansas City metropolitan area – Tom Nelson. The amazing aspect of Tyler’s talk is seeing it play out in a challenging trip to Missouri amongst a couple of friends who I have known for years who validated what was taught.  Continue reading