On Easter Dirke shared, “Anything worth believing is worth questioning.” Jesus welcomes our doubts about His resurrection. Why did Jesus wait 8 days to reveal himself to Thomas? Click this link to watch Dirke’s 12min. portion of the Easter message. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpB5wvnoEoA&t=3s
Category Archives: Dirke’s Blog
Kingdom of God
Hear Dirke share on video: “What does it mean to be in the Kingdom of God.” (14min) Kingdom of God
A Critical Spirit
I have a neighbor I call, Critical-Cathy. If it’s not someone’s yard that isn’t quite right, it’s a trash can left out too long, or too much noise the night before. She greeted me the morning after I had purchased a sporty-looking red Toyota Corolla. “I see you got a new car,” she said withContinue reading “A Critical Spirit”
preached on July 26, 2020
A Virus Worse than COVID
Virtually every news story relates in some way to the effects of COVID-19. The news feels suffocating. The death numbers mount and positive tests accelerate. CNN reported in mid-April that for every positive case, there are thirty-five Americans who have lost their jobs, while many more have been restricted to work from home. No oneContinue reading “A Virus Worse than COVID”
Misinterpreting and Misapplying Matthew 18:15-17
15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two orContinue reading “Misinterpreting and Misapplying Matthew 18:15-17”
Racism: Responding in Kind
Our first racist encounter in ministry – Listen to what God did! Video on Racism: Responding in Kind!
Prayer of Jabez: A new year perspective!
Prayer of Jabez: A new year perspective! As we enter another year and various new year resolutions have gone by the wayside, let me recommend a new faith-filled perspective in the form of the Prayer of Jabez. The first nine chapters of 1 Chronicles is a parade of geneologies where this person begat this personContinue reading “Prayer of Jabez: A new year perspective!”
The Color of Flesh
Understanding Race, Color & Ethnicity In first grade I had a pack of 16 crayons. I was happy, until I looked at Tracy and Susan. They each had a box. I just had a pack. They had 64 crayons. I had 16. Tracy reminded me daily of that fact. It even led to aContinue reading “The Color of Flesh”
4 Questions 4 Easter!
“It’s Easter and I have nothing to wear.” Ever said that? No, I can’t say I have, but, that comes as no surprise to my wife or anyone else who knows me. “Fashion consciousness” has never been one of my strengths. But I have heard that sentiment expressed many times during this time of year.Continue reading “4 Questions 4 Easter!”