Pastor Rodger’s Blog

From the heart and mind of Pastor Rodger
March 2, 2015

Redefining Success

Cornelius Plantinga Jr. wrote, “We don’t want suffering; we want success… We don’t like lepers or losers very well; we prefer climbers and comers.”   To many successism is our culture’s religion. If you are successful you can’t be all bad. Most definitions involve achievements, acquisitions and acclamations. Success is the good life – it […]

February 5, 2015

Imagine That!

Have you ever walked into a meeting or social setting with strangers and immediately began to imagine where you are on some fanciful ladder of comparison?  I have – I think men are especially susceptible to this.  Well, Paul teaches that I am to count others as more significant than myself (Philippians 2:3 ESV).  Yes, […]

January 22, 2015

Joy is the Engine of Change

Mother Teresa when asked about her call to the poor said she wasn’t called to the poor but she was called to follow Jesus who led her to the poor.  As we follow Jesus I am convinced He will lead us to the “others,” the outsiders, the minorities, those different then us in culture and […]

January 22, 2015

Seeing Potential in Our Issachars

His mother had to bargain with her sister to conceive him and his father declared that he was a lazy dumb ass who would accept a subservient role in life.[1] Even though his name sounded like the Hebrew word for “reward”, Jacob evidently saw no potential in Issachar.  Yet generations later King David describes the […]