Sharing the Hope of Resurrection

As Easter Approaches… As Easter approaches, I have been reflecting on how desperately we all need to live with resurrection hope. Lately, all of my reading and personal circumstances seem to have converged on this theme. I’ve been reading the book of Ecclesiastes, which is a fascinating book. And it’s been interesting to read as a…

2016: A Year of Renewal and Evangelism

Happy New Year! Everything is back in full swing after an enjoyable British-style Christmas with Naomi’s family in Connecticut, which included alternating periods of rest and kid-wrangling (our nieces and nephews, that is). We returned energized for relational engagement, and hosted several of our community group members and their friends for New Year’s Eve. In the couple…

Between Thanksgiving and Advent

On the calendar, we find ourselves between a season of giving thanks and a season of longing for the coming of Christ. In reality, this in-between season is where we all live our lives each day, and it is surely the season in which  CTK Somerville finds itself. We are thankful that Jesus is the true…

Fall in Full Swing

We recently celebrated our first birthday as a church (meeting weekly) at CTK Somerville. It’s remarkable to see what God has done in that year! In that time, the Lord has more than doubled our attendance. And what’s more exciting is that so many of those who have started getting involved, especially lately, are coming from a place of…

The Newly Married Ministry Life

Greetings from sunny Somerville! My apologies for not updating sooner. In my defense, I have been a bit preoccupied over the last couple of months. The Wedding, Honeymoon, etc. Our wedding was so fun and amazing for us, and our guests seemed to have fun as well. It was everything we dreamed it would be. There…

The Big Month

The Wedding Naomi and I are getting married a week from Friday! What!? This will be my last update as an unmarried man. With all the last-minute details coming together, we are feeling very ready for it to be here. We are excited for the marriage, to begin spending our lives together, and also excited…

Flying Into Summer

So much has happened in the last month, I don’t know where to begin. PCA GENERAL ASSEMBLY: So I’ll just begin where I am, or rather where I’m returning from. I’m in a coffee shop in the Detroit airport, on my way back to Boston from a week in Chattanooga for the General Assembly (GA) of…

A Season of Growth and Life

Greetings from sunny Somerville! Spring is here and it turns out the world is not such a terrible place after all. Southern Exposure It was a delight for Naomi and I to see many friends in our travels to Birmingham and Nashville a couple of weeks back. I was privileged to share words of encouragement at…

Day by Day Prayer

In this post, I want to let you know specifically how you can pray for me. And I want to let you know on the basis of my weekly calendar. Keep reading and you’ll get the idea. Sunday – Worship If you are praying 0n Sunday, pray for the worship of Christ the King Somerville…

Boston Frozen Over

Weather Woes Probably everyone has heard about Boston’s winter weather in the news, that we’ve seen more snow in the last month than Chicago has ever seen in an entire winter. But as my friend Phillip, visiting from Nashville last week could tell you, this is something that you really have to see and walk…