A Conversation with a Law Enforcement Officer

Yesterday, I had the honor of talking with my friend Omar Thornton to hear his thoughts on recent events surrounding George Floyd’s death. Today, I was able to speak with Captain Mike Walsh of the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office. We talk about Capt. Mike’s reaction to George Floyd’s death, his thoughts on the Black LivesContinue reading “A Conversation with a Law Enforcement Officer”

Disconnect So You Can Connect

Friends, in view of the hatred & division being spread through social media posts rather than understanding through conversation, I have been thinking the best thing for many people (especially Christians) to do is to disconnect from social media for an indefinite period of time to seek lasting healing, true change, & real relationships. IContinue reading “Disconnect So You Can Connect”

A Conversation on Race, the Gospel, & the Church

This past week I had the honor of sitting down with my good friend Omar Thornton. Omar is the head chef and co-owner of the O So Good restaurant in Garretson, SD (and soon to be in Lennox, SD). We had a very candid and open conversation on race, the Gospel, and what the (white)Continue reading “A Conversation on Race, the Gospel, & the Church”

Renovation Church – COVID-19 Update

As many of you know, we are returning to in-person services this coming Sunday (June 7th). That being said, we are beginning to embrace a new normal. Before you attend the service this Sunday, here are a few things I urge you to keep in mind. First, before I explain the different precautions we areContinue reading “Renovation Church – COVID-19 Update”

Sermon Discussion Guide (May 10th)

Book of Acts – Week 21 – Acts 8:9-24 Discussion Guide Before working on this discussion guide, please do the following: Watch the message from this past Sunday if you were unable to attend the online service. You can find the message on our Facebook Page and on our website (renovationchurchsd.com).   Spend 5 minutesContinue reading “Sermon Discussion Guide (May 10th)”

COVID-19 Is GOOD for the Church

Okay. I admit the title probably qualifies as click-bait. Before you leave a comment full of rage and expletives, let me explain. As many of you know, I have the honor of pastoring a small church called Renovation Church in the small town of Garretson. From the beginning of Renovation Church, I have committed myselfContinue reading “COVID-19 Is GOOD for the Church”

Sermon Discussion Guide (Sunday, May 3rd)

Book of Acts – Week 20 – Acts 8:1-8 Discussion Guide Before working on this discussion guide, please do the following: Watch the message from this past Sunday if you were unable to attend the online service. You can find the message on our Facebook Page and on our website (renovationchurchsd.com).   Spend 5 minutesContinue reading “Sermon Discussion Guide (Sunday, May 3rd)”

Sermon Discussion Guide (April 26th)

Book of Acts – Week 19 – Discussion Guide Book of Acts – Week 19 – Acts 7:54-60 Discussion Guide Before working on this discussion guide, please do the following: Watch the message from this past Sunday if you were unable to attend the online service. You can find the message on our Facebook PageContinue reading “Sermon Discussion Guide (April 26th)”