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Midweek Miscellaneous Resources for Growth: Free E-Book, Friendship, Being a Grandparent, Math to the Glory of God, Etc.

Midweek Miscellanies (7/28/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Podcast Pick: Reading the Psalms with Jesus in View (Dane Ortlund): In this episode, Dane Ortlund discusses how the psalms uniquely invite us into prayer and devotion, how they reflect the greatness of God, ...

Suggestions for Summer Rest

The summer is officially here. Praise God, the pandemic is mainly at bay, and things are getting back to normal. Once again, vacations are being booked and trips planned. After so much hardship, it definitely feels like a lot of us need a break and some rest. God cares about us experiencing rest. He created ...

Midweek Miscellaneous Resources for Growth: Free E-Book, Starting to Read the Bible, Margin, Help with Anxiety, Etc.

Midweek Miscellanies (6/30/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Free E-Book: This week’s free e-book from the Gospel Coalition is “12 Faithful Women”. “Be encouraged and challenged by these 12 portraits of faithful women who steadfastly endured many trials—including physical pain, persecution, infertility, ...

Response to Philly lifting COVID-19 restrictions

Hi Friends, When the city rolled back the mask mandate this past Friday, our leadership team was taken by surprise.  Typically the city has been slower to implement changes than the State, so it was a change of tactic for them to do something ahead of the State.  However, we understand why they made that ...

Response to Philadelphia’s lifting of the mask mandate

Hi Friends, The city has announced that they are lifting the mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people this Friday, June 11th. This is definitely surprising as Philadelphia has consistently lagged behind what the rest of the State is doing, and PA had said that they would not lift the mask mandate until June ...

Subject: Midweek Miscellaneous Resources for Growth: Free E-Book, Finding a Spouse, Asking Good Questions, Pursuing Ethnic Unity, Etc.

Midweek Miscellanies (6/9/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Free E-Book: Remember Death by Matthew McCullough: Another really good free e-book from the Gospel Coalition. “But honesty about death brings hope to life. That’s the ironic claim at the heart of this ...

Midweek Miscellaneous Resources for Growth: Spurgeon and Depression, Fighting Sin, Free E-Book, Sharing Your Testimony, Praying for our Kids, Etc.

Midweek Miscellanies (6/2/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. What Does Ongoing Sin Say About Me?: Helpful thought to help us in the battle against our sin. Are We Going to Stop Live-Streaming?: From the Christ Church Blog this week. Pastor Jeff reflects on ...

Are we going to stop Livestreaming?

Can you imagine what would have happened had this pandemic come fifteen years ago?  There would have been no Zoom, no easy way to Livestream our church service, and no Netflix.  How would we have survived?  I mean, after a stressful day dealing with the pandemic, I’m not sure how I could have coped without ...

Vaxxed or Masked: Can we be charitable with one another?

Our country continues to find new ways to polarize us. Now we are being split into two categories: Vaxxed” and “Masked.” It is tempting for vaccinated people to label the unvaccinated as ignorant and not realize that there could legitimate reasons for someone not to be vaccinated. Likewise, it is tempting for unvaccinated people to ...

Miscellaneous Resources for Growth: Marriage, Living on Mission, Learning to Listen Well, Memorizing Scripture, Etc

Midweek Miscellanies (5/26/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Living on Mission this Summer: Practical ideas for engaging our neighbors with gospel intentionality this summer. Q&A: Paul Tripp Answers Your Questions about Marriage: Author Paul Tripp answers questions about healthy communication, asking forgiveness, offering ...