Columbus Day 2011

Columbus Day, Columbus Day. Each year the United States, along with other countries in the Western Hemisphere commemorate the landing of Christopher Columbus in the “New World.” There is much that could be said about the legacy that Columbus left, but instead of diving in to what could be a quagmire, I’ll ask instead:

How important is Columbus Day in your life?

Labor Day 2011

Although today is the quintessential end of summer, I can’t really recall it having felt like that to me. Growing up, I was usually in school before Labor Day and this was really the end of summer. It may have been a chance to have a picnic or cook out in the backyard – kind of a last hurrah before the fall was to begin in earnest.

This year I have made a big transition to Resurrection West a couple weeks ago, so there isn’t much for me that is hinging on this date. It is looking like a day to relax a bit and spend time with a family. Although, I am not sure that we will be doing any laboring…

How will you spend Labor Day 2011?

10-11-30 Resurrection Online Update

I am looking forward to the next few weeks at Resurrection Online. In two weeks we are going to be launching a refresh of the Resurrection Online web and mobile page at This will allow you to register your attendance and give without opening a new window. It will also position us to begin development of additional opportunities to build community online that will launch in the first part of 2011.

My wife, Nicole, and I are expecting our first child next month. I am preparing to transition my week to week responsibilities to another staff person while I am on paternity leave. I will be away for 5 weeks after the birth of our child. Here are a few other events coming up in the month ahead at Resurrection Online.

Advent at Resurrection – December 5, 12 and 19 at

This Advent, hear the Christmas story as you’ve never heard it before! We will retrace the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem.

Christmas at Resurrection – December 12 at 7:30 PM at

“Christmas at Resurrection”, Kansas City’s MUST SEE Christmas musical event, is now in its 7th year.  This delightful evening of music, drama, dance and pageantry features over 300 voices of children’s, youth, and adult choirs accompanied by our own 50 piece orchestra. This performance will leave you in the Christmas spirit like no other event in the area.

Candlelight Christmas Eve – December 23 at 8:00 PM; December 24 at 5:00 and 7:00 PM at

Candlelight Christmas Eve is one of my favorite worship services of the year. I hope that you will be able to join us in person or online.