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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 ...

Midweek Misc: Raising kids, Weary Wandering, Distant Drama…

Midweek Miscellanies (5/19/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. It Takes a Church to Raise a Child: In case you missed last week’s blog post from Pastor Jeff. Some really helpful thoughts and suggestions for how adults can invest in the next generation. ...

It takes a church to raise a child

I will open my mouth in a parable; I will utter dark sayings from of old, things that we have heard and known, that our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders ...

Midweek Miscellanies (5/12/21) -Serving, Suffering, Writing, Deconversion, and more!

Midweek Miscellanies (5/12/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Serving is an Identity and a Purpose: Helpful thoughts from Pastor Jeff on serving. Becoming Women Who Cultivate a Culture of Confession and Repentance:  Helpful thoughts for the ladies.-“How, then, do we become the ...