by Rev. Glenn Birkett Thomas Merton, or “Father Louis,” as he was known in his Trappist faith-community, the Abbey of Gethsemane, just outside of Bardstown, Kentucky, was known to the world as a prolific author, social activist, theologian, mystic, and scholar. He wrote over 60 books and hundreds of poems. Over the years I have […]
The environment we live in today is packed with so much information, much of it fear producing, that we cannot possibly process all of it in ways that allow our mental and spiritual health to remain strong and flexible. Some people have reached a tipping point and announced they are taking a break from news or […]
The journeys that depend on endurance are my least favorite, I would much rather keep moving than have to slow down and endure for a while. You know the experience, we’ve all had it. The long drive on vacation that slows to a crawl because someone has a flat tire 20 miles ahead and everyone needs to […]
I am excited to be part of such a wonderful and caring community of faith with a rich history in Madison County. My wife, Loraine, and I, along with our two children, Emily and Max, are blessed to make First Christian Church our church home. Prior to coming to FCC I served two congregations in Indiana and one in Florida. I have a Master of Social Work and previously worked as a therapist and hospital social worker. I graduated from Christian Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. When not serving the church I can be found working around my house, fishing, golfing or watching my son play lacrosse.