Julia and I have had a great time at Montreat! We've spent lots of time learning and worshipping and having fun.

This week I'll continue my Summer Sermon Series on "Spiritual Practices in Everyday Life". Sunday we’ll be looking at the practice of “Shaping Our Communities.” This couldn't be more timely in light of major decisions the General Assembly made last week. I'll talk about two of them (marriage and the Middle East) and how we shape our community when we don't all agree. I hope to see you in church!