June 8, 2020

Pastor Joel appeared on the June 8th episode of the "Whole and Holy" podcast from Bethel Seminary.

The episode focused on how to make sense of COVID-19 from a theological perspective.

Podcast can be found here: Link

May 28, 2020

Dear CBC family, 

Once again, the Twin Cities are at the center of a racial storm, as the disturbing killing of George Floyd at the hand of a Minneapolis police officer has been broadcasted across the United States. This horrific event once again re...

May 23, 2020

As you may have seen, on Friday, May 22nd, President Trump declared that churches and other houses of worship are essential and encouraged them to reopen for worship gatherings. At the same time, Minnesota Governor Walz has limited church gatherings...

May 22, 2020

As I have been out running over the past few weeks, I have had to incorporate new strategies into my jog. In the past, I didn’t have to pay too much attention to the sidewalk or path ahead. Sure, I had to pay enough attention to make sure that I didn...

May 5, 2020

Good morning Central! I hope you are all doing well!

For today's Tuesday Devotional, some questions: Are you missing church? Are you missing gathering together with your friends? Many of us are. Some of you may have seen this, but I wrote a blog post...

March 20, 2020

We are living in a time of clarification.

Perhaps this statement seems odd to you. Perhaps you are not feeling much clarity in these days. Perhaps the upending of your daily routine, the uncertainty of what happens next with the coronavirus, or the st...

October 23, 2019

“Have mercy on me,  Lord, for I call to you all day long”

Psalm 86:3

Over the past months there has been a stirring in my spirit, a stirring calling me to trust in the Lord in new ways, to recognize and confess my weakness and need for God, and so to c...

September 3, 2019

Dear Central Family,

I am writing this as I am sitting at my desk in my study at Central, feeling like it wasn’t all that long ago that I was last sitting here, finishing up last minute things on my to do list that I needed to get done in order to dep...

October 30, 2018

This past Saturday we witnessed the horrendous mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. This terrible incident came on the heels of a series of pipe bombs sent to former Presidents, political figures, celebrities, and news organizat...

May 23, 2018

At the annual business meeting on May 20th, I let the congregation know that the staff and Board have approved a plan to move to two services in September of this year. I wanted to write to let you know the reason for this decision, and let you know...

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