Summer Sermon Series

One of my fondest memories from when I was little is going with my Grandma to her favorite restaurant: The Old Country Buffet. If you've never heard of it, there's a good reason for that (it makes The Golden Corral look like fine dining). I lacked the refined palette I've since developed, so I loved it. The idea that I could go up as many times as I want, and pick out all/only the food I wanted was unfathomable to my 6-year-old brain. My grandma...

An Experiment: Weekly Q&A

An Experiment: Weekly Q&A

Starting June 11th, we are going to insert a Q&A as part of (as in during, not after) our Sunday service. At the end of the sermon and before Communion, we will set aside a time for anyone to text in questions to be answered by whoever is preaching that day (me or Daniel, not going to put any guest preachers through that gauntlet!). The only requirements for these questions are that they be about any of the following...

On Covenant Baptism (a.k.a. “Why we sprinkle babies.”)

On Covenant Baptism (a.k.a. “Why we sprinkle babies.”)

During my first year at Covenant Theological Seminary, I joked with my dad that I’m doing so well that they named a building after me – the “Edwards” Building (it was a lame joke). In reality, it was named after the brilliant puritan preacher, Jonathan Edwards. His sermons are often studied in public schools for their literary genius alone. My bad joke led to me telling my dad about his life and ministry…

3 Things You Should Know About Easter

3 Things You Should Know About Easter

It’s that time of year again, when Cadbury Chocolate Eggs are sold by the millions and the History Channel starts airing a year’s worth of planned specials repackaging the same “shocking” and “newly-unearthed” claims riffing off of the same tired themes popularized by Dan Brown in The Da Vinci Code. With so many confusing messages about what Easter is all about, it’s no wonder we so easily miss the very reasons our broader society universally recognizes it as a holiday (even if many do not believe those reasons). As a helpful reminder and refresher, here’s why Easter is such a big deal for Christians…

Spring Sermon Series

While I don't remember the first fantasy novel my dad handed to me, that's mostly due to how many dozens (if not hundreds) I devoured growing up. I vividly remember (in 4th or 5th grade) standing up the textbook we were supposed to be reading on my desk, and stealthily opening my new copy of The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis behind it's protective screen. I remember it so well because, as it turns out, I was not half as ninja-like as I imagined and it was confiscated by my teacher just a few minutes later.

We're Hiring: Worship Director (Half-Time)

We're Hiring: Worship Director (Half-Time)

Our much-loved founding worship director, Colin Stell, will be stepping down May 2017 to focus on family and a growing career. Thus, we are looking for a musically-gifted leader to grow and develop a team of musicians to lead us in worship on Sunday Mornings. As a part-time role in a quickly-growing church plant, we need a self-starter comfortable with ambiguity, creative risk-taking, and enthusiasm to work as part of a very close, tight-knit staff team. To apply...

IF:Gathering - Lafayette

IF:Gathering - Lafayette

The Table is excited to host a location for this year's IF:Gathering, an annual two day gathering in Austin, Texas and simulcast all across the world in local homes, churches and communities. IF:Gathering is when we collectively come together to wrestle with essential questions of faith and encounter God in a way that allows us to be unleashed to give Him away... (Click for more)

Christmas Customs, Part 2 :: Waffles & Strawberries

Christmas Customs, Part 2 :: Waffles & Strawberries

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had waffles and strawberries on Christmas morning. Come hell or high water, not matter what else we did that day, we always launched the morning with this diabetes-inducing feast of carbs and sugar. Some years my dad made the waffles from scratch, others we just popped the Ego’s in our toaster (truthfully, I generally preferred the latter). It is a custom that...

Christmas Customs, Part 1 :: LIGHTS

Christmas Customs, Part 1 :: LIGHTS

We all have our holiday traditions and Christmas customs. Some are handed down through the generations, others are sparked afresh in that moment of beautiful inspiration. But how do they point to Advent and the birth of Jesus? During Advent, we’ll have a few stories and examples of how the customs and traditions we use to celebrate, sometimes unthinkingly, can be powerful ways of explaining the beauty of Christmas to our friends, family and children this Advent season. What are your traditions? How do they point to the birth of Jesus 2,000 years ago?