SDB Design Sprint Retreat

SDB Design Sprint Retreat

What is a Design Sprint Retreat? This past weekend, it involved over 20 participants representing 6 Seventh Day Baptist Churches. We gathered in Alfred Station, NY at Camp Harley Sutton and the Alfred Station SDB Church from Friday, April 5th to Sunday, April 7th. And...
Introspection at Muddy Waters

Introspection at Muddy Waters

Picture yourself hiking through the mountains and coming across a pristine mountain stream. You are parched after journeying for miles in the summer heat, and immediately drop down to your knees to enjoy a sip of water from the flowing creek. Just before you get your...
Trust the Process

Trust the Process

He told me that my body would feel like garbage. He said that I might feel weaker and not stronger. He said that healing would be more costly than ignoring my condition. Despite this lackluster sales pitch, he emphatically called me to “Trust the process.”[1] Process...
Sardines and Churches

Sardines and Churches

Sardines. They do not get a lot of positive press. Canned sardines smell, well, fishy. They were popular until the 1950s, and since then they have fallen off the menu. I have been told that the only cultural impact of sardines in North America is the history of places...
Shallow Discipleship Can Be Good

Shallow Discipleship Can Be Good

I have a goal for 2024 – to grow through shallow discipleship. I am not against depth necessarily—but I think it has received too much hype. In fact, I think depth can at times be the measure of selfish discipleship. Most illustrations about spiritual growth present...