Articles from April 2013
I have very few absolute rules, but one of them is to NEVER turn down an offer of prayer. As these dear saints were praying over me the Lord spoke audibly to me, saying, “I am delivering that building to you.” I immediately burst into tears.
The question the Lord would ask us about the lost in our communities is akin to the question confronted by those on the streets of Boston: In the face of pain and brokenness around me, will I retreat?
South Riding Church has been praying for a better worship situation for the entire 3.75 years I’ve been rector. We continued to pray. And then God spoke. What does it mean when God says, “I am delivering that building to you”?
SOMA Executive Director, Dr. Glen Petta and the newly consecrated Archbishop of Uganda, the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali, spoke at All Saints' Church, Woodbridge, VA, April 13-14, 2013, inspiring the next generation for mission.
I have the most interesting cocktail conversations when asked what I do for a living. I explain I am (both) a public policy advisor for an international Christian relief and development organization and an Anglican priest and spiritual director. I often get a gracious “huh” followed by, “how does that work?”
Last summer All Saints’ Church together with two partner churches took Vacation Bible School out beyond its church walls - including to the Sudan where 500 children came to Christ. They plan to do it again - and you can help!