Posts by Sonny Gallman

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Heading Toward 60th Anniversary Celebration

by Sonny Gallman

Dear Central Family, I look forward to seeing you on Sunday. I certainly missed being away from you, but had some much needed time to relax and refresh with my family. As you know, we are heading toward our 60th Anniversary celebration on September 5th and 6th. You should be receiving invitations in the next […]

July 19 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

I was recently telling someone about our church, and who we are, and I was saying something like, “We have liberals and conservatives, rich and poor, straight and gay. We have teetotalers and wine connoisseurs, old and young, Ph.D.’s and high school drop-outs. But above all, we choose to worship the God we find in […]

July 5 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

When I look around my office, I see all sorts of things that are “hand-crafted”: I see lots of books; I see a painting given me by Jeanne Ballve’. I see a sketch of my previous church and its altar by a good friend of mine, Orrin Morris. I see a beautiful ornate wood carving […]

June 28 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

A major theme in my devotional life and thought over the years has been to ponder the relationship between Jesus and His disciples. So often, when we read the gospels, we are left with a sour taste in our mouth toward the disciples, much of it deserved. They don’t get it when Jesus calms the […]

June 21 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

In case you have not been paying attention to the news lately, it has been pretty grim. There are natural disasters that seem to come on a weekly basis. There are tensions between police and the citizenry, which seem to be at an all time high, right along with the sub-context of racial tension. And […]

June 14 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

This week we continue talking about the different ways that balance is required in our faith. I want to spend some time talking about the balance we need in our view of Jesus. Throughout the course of Christian history, people of faith have had to form a balance in their view of Jesus. While Jesus […]

June 7 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

This week we continue talking about the different ways that balance is required in our faith. I want to spend some time talking about the balance we need in our view of Jesus. Throughout the course of Christian history, people of faith have had to form a balance in their view of Jesus. While Jesus […]

Register for Youth & Family Reunion Camp by Sunday

by Sonny Gallman

Dear Central Family: I want to take a second and remind you that the deadline for registering for the youth and family reunion camp is approaching. With the camp for sale, we wanted to give everyone a chance to be out at our camp, since the opportunities to do so may be numbered. Camp will […]

May 31 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

Continuing with our series on balances that are achieved in our faith, today I want to reflect on the balance struck between personal and communal faith. On the surface, this might sound very similar to what I wrote about two weeks ago, the inward-outward parts of our faith. But that article focused on the missional […]

May 24 Sonny’s Sayings

by Sonny Gallman

We have been talking the last few weeks about the subject of balance in our faith. We talked last week about the balance between the inward and outward journey of our faith, and before that about the balance between “head” faith and “heart” faith, as well as the balance between predestination and free will. This […]