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Why We Love Spring

Why We Love Spring

In times of uncertainty, it can be difficult to see better days ahead. We have no better reminder of this than living in northeast Ohio. The weather is unpredictable, the sports teams are questionable, and the potholes could swallow your car. No matter where you live,...
Managing Your Money in Times of Trouble

Managing Your Money in Times of Trouble

Ever wonder how the official motto of the United States “In God We Trust” was introduced to be on our currency? In 1863, Abraham Lincoln’s Treasury Secretary acted on a proposal by the Reverend Mark Watkinson of Ridleyville, PA, to put the new motto on U.S. coins. On...
Racism and Making Jesus Famous

Racism and Making Jesus Famous

Last week, many people got a voicemail about an incident of racism at Hudson High School. According to social media posts, this included the use of the n-word and references to lynching. This incident is something that happened in our backyard in 2019. As a white pastor and father to a black son, let me offer a few thoughts on how to begin to process and respond.

Infant Baptism vs. Baby Dedication

Infant Baptism vs. Baby Dedication

You’re a new parent, and you’d like to do all that you can to raise your little one according to God’s Word. Maybe you’ve been brought up in the church, or perhaps this whole faith thing is just as new to you as being a parent. Either way,...