Posts with the tag “matt-mcclay”
God Wrote a Book
September 30th, 2023
by Matt McClayMany of us have favorite authors who, the moment they publish a new book, we purchase it, often sight unseen, because of the writer’s reputation. In academic circles, researchers who are...
Renewing the Mind
February 1st, 2023
by Matt McClayOn President’s Day weekend (February 17-19), Refuel, the student ministry of Lewis Memorial, will host our 10th annual D-Now weekend for middle and high school students. Over the years, ...
December 1st, 2022
by Matt McClayDespite popular Christmas songs to the contrary, those of us who believe in Christ know that the real reason for the holiday season is not that “Santa Claus is coming to town,” but, rath...
Passing the Baton
June 1st, 2022
by Matt McClayDuring the summer of 2021, the world looked on at Tokyo as athletes from around the world participated in the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, which had been postponed from the previous year...
The First Youth Pastor
February 1st, 2022
by Matt McClayAs the student pastor at Lewis Memorial, I am often intrigued and entertained when fielding questions from well-meaning people who are curious about the day-to-day life of a youth minist...
July 1st, 2021
by Matt McClayIndependence Day in the United States is the quintessential American holiday, laden with cookouts, concerts, family get-togethers, and, of course, fireworks. As a nation, we set aside Ju...
March 1st, 2021
by Matt McClayIt would have been impossible for Simon and his brother Andrew to fully understand the implications of the brief invitation Jesus extended to them while they were fishing on the Sea of G...
The Essential Church
November 1st, 2020
by Matt McClayIf our eyes look a little tired when we wave to you during your exit of the church building on Sundays, the culprit for our fatigue is likely the fact that, as a staff, it is more challe...