June 4, 2018

Dear FPC—

              Many of you know that I often listen to podcasts during my “car time.”  One that I have found really interesting is “Unbelieveable?”  It is a British radio show that features conversations moderated by the host.  Often the conversations are between a Christian and an atheist, and the subjects are very interesting.  In contrast to much of modern life, these interactions are polite, respectful and engaging.  Unbelieveable is launching a new series of “The Big Conversation.”  These feature particularly well known people talking about the big issues of life. Participants include Steven Pinker, Daniel Dennett, Peter Singer and John Lennox.  The series kicks off this week with a discussion between Jordan Peterson and Susan Blackmore on “Do we need God to make sense of life?”  I encourage you (and other people who might be interested) to check them out.  You can subscribe to the Unbelieveable Podcast, visit their Facebook page here or go to the Big Conversation webpage here.  If you (or those you love) are wrestling with big questions, come talk to me and check out these conversations.  They are designed to help us hear the best of conflicting sides and do not wrap everything up with a neat bow, but respect the listener enough to come to their own conclusions. 

              Sunday was a wonderful time of worship—the Gideons’ visit, the choir’s anthem, communion, and a reminder not to worry but to trust God.  Then in the afternoon many of us celebrated Catherine Tobey’s ordination at Trinity.  How wonderful!  This Sunday we will be looking at Jesus’ advice about judging others.  Then we’ll have our congregational meeting after worship.  I hope you can join us! 

              Looking ahead—next Wednesday (June 13) plan on attending our Legacy Giving event at 6 pm (dinner provided).  Family Camp at Camp Utaba is the last weekend of June.  And don’t forget to sign up for the Global Leadership Summit (August 9-10).  For best rates register by June 26.  Get more information here

I hope you get to enjoy this beautiful summer weather!

Blessings to you this week as you seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness!

Pastor Steve