The uncomfortable necessity of unity – Ezekiel 37:15-28, Part 3

Have you ever had the unsettling experience of being in a conversation and having very little idea of what the other person is talking about? You think to yourself, “I am embarrassed that I don’t know about this. It seems like I should have known about this.” I’ve had that feeling in my local ministerium.Continue reading “The uncomfortable necessity of unity – Ezekiel 37:15-28, Part 3”

Ezekiel’s final skit – Ezekiel 37:15-28, Part 1

When I was in youth group, I’ll never forget something that happened at a youth retreat.  In the middle of one of the sessions, my youth pastor stopped the retreat and told us that he knew there was disunity in the group.  I was a newbie, in 9th grade, and this was my first highContinue reading “Ezekiel’s final skit – Ezekiel 37:15-28, Part 1”

A failed youth group merger? – Ezekiel 37:15-28, Preview

In the fall of 2003 Faith Church’s youth group merged with the youth group of our sister church.  Well, we kind of merged.  What led to the merger was that our sister church, at the time, was renting space from a local Christian school, and their rental arrangement was not conducive to having a consistentContinue reading “A failed youth group merger? – Ezekiel 37:15-28, Preview”