Acts 4 isn’t as crazy as it sounds

(I preached this sermon on Sunday, April 11, 2021 in response to Acts 4:32–35. You can find the recording of the sermon and the entire worship service on our church website —

I’m currently reading a fascinating book called “Church Refugees” by Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope. It’s about the “Dones” — the people who were most engaged in the life of their congregations and called it quits — there are some pastors, youth directors, and church staff, but also plenty of lay people who devoted time, energy, and money over many years. Not just their…



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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.