Rise & Go

Last Sunday in my sermon I mentioned that our Scattered  sermon series was sponsored by Waffle House, home of the “scattered, smothered, covered, gathered, and chunked” hash browns. Thank you to the four people who laughed at my attempt at a joke. (For the record, there are 1,572,864 ways to order your hashbrowns at Waffle House...) Sometimes I test my jokes at home before using them Sunday morning. More often than not, my wife will give me just enough of a laughing... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at Thursday, May 11, 2017 | 1 comments
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New Logo, Same Mission

Perception can be an uncomfortable thing to talk about. There is a voice inside of us that says, “I don’t care what others think of me.” While at the same time another voice inside says, “I want people to know me for who I am.” We desire to be known, and we want to be known for what is important to us. Maybe you want to be known for your love for your family, selflessness, friendliness, wisdom, or style. Whatever it is you want to be known for, your life first has... Read More
Posted by Zack House at Wednesday, May 10, 2017 | 2 comments
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Committing to Prayer

In 1775, the Continental Congress called for a day of "humility, fasting, and prayer" to be observed in the forming of a new nation. Drawing on this legacy, Congress recommended a day of prayer and fasting on behalf of our country every spring. This tradition held fast until President Harry Truman signed a bill in 1952 designating an annual National Day of Prayer. Today millions of Christ followers join together in praying for our beloved country and for our leaders,... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at Thursday, May 4, 2017 | 1 comments
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Easter at Highland Park Pres

This is the first year Ali and I feel like our three-year-old twins are absorbing some of the Easter story. Sure, there are some Easter bunny anecdotes thrown in, but last week they came home from church talking about how Jesus died because he loves us. Then last night at bedtime I asked my son Wheeler what Easter meant to him. He said, “It means that Daddy's mommy is in heaven with God.” Seriously, cue the tissues. On that first Easter morning in the year 30... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 0 comments
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You're Invited … To Yield Control

Control. It may be the deepest idol of all. Ever since Satan first lured Adam and Eve with the promise “to be like God,” we have longed to throw off our creaturely limitations and dependence in exchange for a God-like power over our lives. We can treat many good things as though they were God, but this idol promises to make us like God. Yet as Bryan pointed out throughout this series, idols always promise more than they provide. This giant leap upward always leads to a great... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at Thursday, April 6, 2017 | 2 comments
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The Idol of Success

Last week I joined our Genesis Choir at their rehearsal. They were practicing a song for this coming Sunday called Adoro Te Devote  (I Devoutly Adore You), written as a eucharistic prayer by Thomas Aquinas. I was so moved hearing our students sing these words, “ Lord Jesus .... wash my filth and clean me with your blood, one drop of which can free the entire world of all its sins. ” I hope you can join us this Sunday as we come to the communion table, remembering the... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 1 comments
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March (Family) Madness

I’ve heard people say that they don’t watch college basketball until March Madness begins because, interestingly enough, there’s something about filling out that bracket with your friends or office pool that suddenly makes you care who wins, and every game becomes a big deal. It’s amazing that when we lean into something, even with as little action as filling out a bracket, that our affections start to get involved. We start to care for players and coaches, even though... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 2 comments
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Longing for Hope

In his book Mere Christianity , C.S. Lewis writes the following about hope: "Most people, if they had really learned to look into their own hearts, would know that they do want, and want acutely, something that cannot be had in this world. There are all sorts of things that offer to give it to you, but they never quite keep their promise. The longings which arise in us when we first fall in love, or first think of some foreign country, or first take up some subject that excites us,... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at Thursday, March 16, 2017 | 0 comments
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Going Public

This is what transformation looks like in public. The first thing Jesus did when he began his public ministry is the first thing he invites us to do when we begin a relationship with him. Baptism is how we mark and then make known what Jesus has done in raising us to new life. At Highland Park Pres, it is our deep joy to celebrate life change, and it’s an honor to have the opportunity to share in that celebration with those who wish to be baptized on Easter Sunday. If you want to... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at Thursday, March 9, 2017 | 0 comments
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Transforming Together

"If one day this church disappeared, would our city notice?” Someone once shared this question with me, as a challenging reminder that the church always exists for the flourishing of our city and the world.   Over the past year we have established a growing friendship with Wil McCall, the executive director of the Dallas Leadership Foundation (DLF), to help ensure that the answer to that question is a resounding yes. For three decades, Rev. McCall has committed his life to... Read More
Posted by Communications Ministry at Thursday, February 23, 2017 | 1 comments
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