• Why Church?

    February 3rd, 2021

    It’s a valid question, and many are asking and not arriving at an answer. For a restless season in my own life, I struggled to answer it. But I now believe whole-heartedly that this question has an answer, and one that speaks specifically into our own day and time.

  • Preparing for Advent

    November 25th, 2020

    Last year around this time, a couple of insights came across my radar that shifted my thinking around Advent and helped add new layers of meaning to this time of the year. The ideas aren’t mine and they aren’t new - in fact, they are very, very old...

  • Zooming to Church on Sundays

    by: Mrs. Naomi HughesJune 1st, 2020

    Before the Corona virus, zooming to church occurred on the Sundays when we left for church a few minutes late. We zoomed, slightly over the speed limit, attempting to make every green light to get to church on time...

  • Modern Psalms and Jon Guerra's Keeper of Days

    May 25th, 2020

    These past couple of weeks, I have fallen into the trance of Jon Guerra’s new album, Keeper of Days. Modern Christian music has a good handle on “Sunday morning songs” - songs that capture the feelings of worship and adoration. But our musical heritage is much more expansive...

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  • The Discipline of Solitude in Quarantine

    May 18th, 2020

    This spring, our Sunday school class at BBF has been studying the book, Celebration of Discipline, by Richard J. Foster. If you're not familiar with this book, it is a guide through the "classic disciplines" or practices of the Christian faith...

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  • He's Dead? Meh.

    March 27th, 2020

    Why is the Christian story so powerful? Just go read about Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead! We’ve all had our fair share of run-ins with death. We lost both our fourteen-year-old dog and fifteen-year-old cat last year, and I remain grieved over their absences, tears still catch me off guard at times.