Unity and The Lord’s Supper

Unity and The Lord’s Supper

The first Sunday in October is World Communion Sunday. So this Sunday at Central, we’ll celebrate the Lord’s Supper in worship as thousands of churches and millions of Christians all over the globe do the same. Over the years, I’ve developed a growing appreciation for...
The Poetry of Faith

The Poetry of Faith

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine encouraged me to share ten of my favorite books on Facebook. As I browsed through my bookshelf, I came across some favorite collections of poems, including one volume, Ballistics, by poet Billy Collins that I shared as one of my ten...
When Leaders Fail: The Dangerous Culture of Celebrity

When Leaders Fail: The Dangerous Culture of Celebrity

The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day seminar hosted by Willow Creek Church in the suburbs of Chicago and broadcast live to tens of thousands of people at satellite host sites all over the United States and then to satellite sites all over the world. The Summit...
On Calling And God’s Creative Purpose For You

On Calling And God’s Creative Purpose For You

As the kids get settled back into school, many of us shift into planning and calendaring modes and begin to look at where the coming year might lead. As many of us look ahead, it’s a good season to think about calling. What is God’s purpose for me this year? How can I...
Old Newsletters and New School Years

Old Newsletters and New School Years

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I came across a stack of newsletters from 1992 in my office yesterday. They were hiding behind a commemorative plaque on a shelf behind my library door. The newsletters weren’t from Central Baptist. They were from...