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A Pastoral Burden in Response to Rittenhouse’s Acquittal

Hi Friends, Today, Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of all charges. Soon the jury for the Ahmaud Arbery case will also go to deliberations. I am still processing everything that I’m hearing, reading, and seeing, as I’m sure you are as well. As we process, I felt a burden to encourage us to keep three Biblical ...

Midweek Miscellaneous Resources for Growth: What does True Friendship Look Like, Dune, The Gospel and Pornography, Jesus and Our Impatience, Etc.

Midweek Miscellanies (10/27/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Our Scattered Longings: Really helpful thoughts on how that “next thing” will ultimately never satisfy us, and where we find true contentment: “I believed reaching my dream would cure me, but every time I ...

Tips on Prayer, Patience in Parenting, Discipleship, Etc.

Midweek Miscellanies (10/20/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. How Satan Undoes a Mom – Spiritual War in Motherhood: “Satan and his ilk look for strategic places to attack, areas of vulnerability. Many of his favorites are common to all mankind, but ...

Some practicals about prophecy

Hi Friends, As you know, we have been in a sermon series about what we do at our Sunday Service and why we do them. I hope this series gives you a deeper Biblical understanding of why God commands us not to neglect being together as a church (Hebrews 10:25) and how each part of ...

Midweek Miscellanies (9/22/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful.

Midweek Miscellanies (9/22/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Do This Breathing Exercise for Healthy Christian Living: Dane Ortlund on the necessary connection of reading Scripture and prayer. “I like to think of Scripture and prayer as inhaling and exhaling because that ...

Midweek Miscellanies (9/15/21) An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful.

Free Audiobook: Humility by Andrew Murray The Book Jesus Loved Most – What Unlocked the Old Testament for Me: “I have found that when people who love the Bible and love Christ are shown how to see Christ from the beginning to the end of the Bible, their joy explodes. Seeing the beauty, sufficiency, and ...

The missional benefts of having roots

A few weeks ago, I visited a chiropractor for some neck pain I was having. I haven’t been to one for years, so I decided to try someone local since I was starting fresh. During my adjustment, he asked me questions about what I do, and I shared about being a pastor at Christ Church. ...

Midweek Miscellanies (9/8/21) Evangelism, Depression, Shame, etc.

Midweek Miscellanies (9/8/21) – What I Had Wrong About Evangelism:  “The secret to evangelism—and something I missed for many years—is identity. When we miss this, we perceive evangelism as a guilt-driven task rather than part of joyful intimacy with God.” Podcast Pick: Join author Dane Ortlund as he reads daily from his devotional on the ...

What a night!

This past Sunday night, we had the opportunity to host a Family Fun Night at our local park. Each of our small groups came up with carnival games and prizes for the kids, there was free food, fun music, and then we capped things off with watching a movie on a huge blow up screen. ...

Midweek Miscellaneous Resources for Growth: Mining the Riches of the Local Church, Having a Long Term Reading Plan, Praying for Afghanistan, Etc.

Midweek Miscellanies (9/1/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. The Gold Mine in the Local Church: “I share this coffee shop moment to remind you of something special about the local church. God has uniquely gifted and placed members like Keith Hamilton in ...