What Do We Do About Spiritual Wilderness?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-muhx7-1296a81 Series: Any Questions? (Episode 3) 7 August 2022 1 Kings 19:1-18 Have you heard of “spiritual wilderness”? Have you ever been in one? How do we think about it and what do we do if we find ourselves there? The third in a series on questions from the congregation. ——————– Scripture Reading: Tom JerniganContinue reading “What Do We Do About Spiritual Wilderness?”

Can I Ask Questions in Church?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-g4ihc-1296a73 Series: Any Questions? (Episode 2) 31 July 2022 Luke 2:41-52 Even in a church where questions are welcome, do we need to consider what kinds of questions there are? Why did Jesus ask questions? The second in a series on questions from the congregation. Apologies to all who join us online: the first isContinue reading “Can I Ask Questions in Church?”

Whose Vine Is It Anyway?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bt9kr-127e37c Series: Storyteller #13 17 July 2022 Luke 20:1-19 Where did Jesus get His authority? A parable about authority, in which we see the people with the least legitimate authority are the most violent and controlling. ——————– Scripture Reading: Kathleen Youngs Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer AContinue reading “Whose Vine Is It Anyway?”

The King You Expect

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qgfp3-126e54f Series: Storyteller #12 10 July 2022 Luke 19:11-27 The king you expect might be the king you get. ——————– Scripture Reading: Paul Layte Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte) ——————- Central Baptist Church is embarking on a capital campaign to restore key aspects ofContinue reading “The King You Expect”

My Stuff Tells Me So

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-62jmg-12661ce Series: Storyteller #11 3 July 2022 Luke 16:19-31 Money and hell and other good topics for social gatherings. Also, did you know that there are legends about Sodom and Gomorrah? All this on Communion Sunday. ——————– Scripture Reading: Tom Jernigan Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan Main Message: Paul Layte ——————- Central BaptistContinue reading “My Stuff Tells Me So”

Who’s In Charge Here?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8pgva-125cab3 NOTE: THIS EPISODE INCLUDES A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS. Series: Storyteller #10 26 June 2022 Luke 16:1-15 What to do when you’re faced with a passage of Scripture you don’t understand. Also what to do (and what not to do) if and when you’re faced with a loss of power andContinue reading “Who’s In Charge Here?”

The Prodigal Father

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kz4eb-1253d55 Series: Storyteller #9 19 June 2022 – Father’s Day/Juneteenth Luke 15:11-32 The Prodigal Son parable takes the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin a step further. But also, we miss some important details when we focus on the son who ran away. Like, what about the son who stayed? And who’sContinue reading “The Prodigal Father”

Lost and Found

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pfhx8-124b47f Series: Storyteller #8 12 June 2022 Luke 15:1-10 The only difference between the sheep is that one of them is lost. And it isn’t always the one you might think. ——————– Scripture Reading: Mark Bertrand Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)


I don’t normally post my newsletters here, but this one (and probably the next one) are worth sharing. Recently I’ve been reading through the book of Isaiah again. There are a number of notable passages in there that God has highlighted to me in the past–always at times of change in life and ministry. EachContinue reading “Manifesto”

How to Behave at Parties

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3yasd-12422d6 Series: Storyteller #7 5 June 2022 Luke 14:7-24 Ever think about how except for that one time, Jesus must’ve been really awkward at parties? To guests: Sit somewhere else. To hosts: Stop inviting your rich friends. Someone tries to redirect Him with talk about the Feast in the Kingdom. Jesus: Yeah, about that… ——————–Continue reading “How to Behave at Parties”

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