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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 ...

Midweek Miscellaneous Resources for Growth: Praying for Afghanistan and Haiti

Hi Friends, This past week has been a week of much brokenness in our world. In light of all that is taking place in Afghanistan with the ascendency of the Taliban and in Haiti with the earthquake, we wanted to use this week’s Midweek Miscellanies to link to some resources to help us pray for ...

Christ Church Response to Philadelphia’s Indoor Mask Mandate for Organizations

Hi Friends, I’m sure you have heard the news that effective 8/12, Philadelphia is again under an indoor mask mandate for businesses and organizations that do not require proof of vaccination. This is certainly not what any of us hoped for and definitely feels like a blow, especially after making so much progress. However, with ...

Midweek Miscellaneous Resources for Growth: Free E-Book, Questions to Discuss with Your Spouse, Blooming Where Planted, Etc.

Midweek Miscellanies (8/11/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Thirty-five Questions for Maturing a Christian Marriage: Some good questions for a date night with your spouse: “The following questions are not intended for short answers such as a mere “yes”, but are a ...

The Words for Witnessing

Hi Friends, This Sunday, we saw Jesus instructing His disciples about how they should bear witness to what they had experienced in Him. Bearing witness is not about being skillful but being truthful and telling what you know. Since, as Christians, we have all experienced Jesus, we are all then called by Jesus to bear ...