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Humanly Possible?

We live in a time of unique challenges. Many remain perplexed, grieving the disorienting loss of a shared reality with friends, family, and broader community – whatever that reality might be. Is it humanly possible to change, to rediscover those

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A New Decision

“Advent is the preparation for the demands of newness that will break the tired patterns of fear in our lives.” Walter Breuggemann We are all struggling with breaking the tired, well-practiced patterns of fear in our lives.  Christmas, traditionally, was

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Always Giving 110 percent

As with most things in 2020, we have needed to pivot much of what has been happening here at NCL over the past 6 months. We anticipate that most of NCL’s events will continue to be virtual for the remainder

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Creating Something New

Pastor Craig Groeschel offered a critical insight as churches return to a new-normal. The insight was this … given all the seismic changes over the past 4 months, churches must approach their work ahead as start-up ventures. He is spot

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Hard Weeks Ahead

We clearly face a couple of hard weeks ahead.  As a Pastor, I want to offer some candid thoughts around ways we can navigate – albeit imperfectly – the next few weeks as the pandemic peaks. It starts with this …

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What can we do when we feel lost?

That disoriented feeling of being lost is part of our life experience. An incredibly hard part. And we know this… there is not the one, clear easy answer to reclaiming our path. What there may well be is a quieter,

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What should I do with my life?

We live often in this tension between earning a paycheck and following our passion. That can leave us unsure about how to even start to answer the question, “What should I do with my life?” Life needs both actually –

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