Doing God's Work

Had a providential encounter with Russell Smith today at work. Russell [ blogs here] and I have emailed each other a couple times, but this was the first time I've met him in person. He pastors the Covenant First Presbyterian Church in downtown Cincinnati. Covenant is a congregation over 200 years old. They have deep roots and would have the tendency to be very inwardly focused, but Russell's doing his best to lead them into the future.

I have a lot of respect for what Russell is doing. Working with an established church, especially one with two-hundred years of history, is like steering an oil-tanker. But they're still trying to be innovative, even hosting a Star Wars Bible Study.

It's Bible believing/teaching churches like Covenant [and hopefully Echo] that will really change the city of Cincinnati.