Posts from October 2017

Posts from October 2017

Dr. Steve’s Retirement Announcement

To the Winstanley Family: You hear it from me often.  “I am grateful to be your pastor.”  You are my people and I love you. I love your stories, your laughter over meals shared, your obedient service to Christ, your compassionate ministering.  I love how you make up after squabbling.  I love watching you grow in love for Jesus.  I love your praise, your music-making, and your worship.  I love mission tripping with you.  I love to hear you pray.…

Volume 68, Issue 10 – October 2017

From the Minister of Student and Education  One of my tasks as a youth minister has been to “seek an effective leadership team gifted in build-ing relationships with students.” In my first several months at Winstanley I felt a bit of anxiety over whether or not I would be able to recruit such a team of volunteers. But I am happy to tell you that the Lord has provided faithful leaders who really care about students and our youth program.…

Volume 68, Issue 10 – October 2017

On Following Jesus I am at that juncture in life when I find it useful to re-read books that have particularly impacted my life. One such book is Dallas Willard’s The Divine Conspiracy. I should tell you upfront that it is an extremely challenging book. The late Willard was professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California. He took a backseat to no one in terms of his understanding of philosophy and occasionally that fact bleeds through. At the…