Category Archives: Announcements

Voices: The Way He Carries Me

“It is as impossible for us to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sherlock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.

All-wise. All-powerful. All-loving. All-knowing. … God cannot be expressed but only experienced.

In the last analysis, you cannot pontificate but can only point. A Christian is one who points at Christ and says, ‘I can’t prove a thing, but there’s something about his eyes and his voice. There’s something about the way he carries his head, his hands. The way he carries his cross. The way he carries me.’ ”

— Frederick Buechner [1]

[1] Frederick Buechner, “God,” in Wishful Thinking (San Francisco, CA: HarperSanFrancisco, 1993), 36-37.

Why I’m Preaching

Even after preaching last Sunday, I’m preaching this coming Sunday and probably the Sunday after that because Jenny’s has a lot on her plate—including some duties for the Great Plains Annual Conference, that I’m thankful I don’t have to do.

Church Office Closed Wednesday

Abilene Schools have cancelled classes and activities for Wednesday (January 23, 2019) and we are doing the same. The church office will be closed. Power & Light, Communion, Choir, Youth Group, and Bell Choir are all cancelled. We encourage you to stay inside with a good book, or perhaps even The Good Book.

Voices: Unarmed Truth and Unconditional Love

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

The quote above is from his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech. It is a profoundly Christian sentiment, because those who follow Christ affirm that God is (unconditional) love and Jesus is the way, the (unarmed) truth, and the life. The resurrection is the downpayment that guarantees that truth and love will win in the end.

Martin Luther King, Jr., “1964 Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech,”, accessed January 21, 2019,