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Midweek Miscellanies 9/3

Midweek Miscellanies (9/2) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Free Audiobook: How to Love Church Members With Different Politics? Helpful book offering practical recommendations on how to maintain our unity in Christ for Christians who are divided on political issues. Here are ...

Sunday Service Preview 8/30/20

Hi Friends, This Sunday we are going to be discussing what I think is the hardest question in our Questioning Christianity series; “How can a loving God send people to Hell?”  Hell is not something that we like to think about, much less talk about.  Yet, I think understanding this weighty doctrine more clearly can ...

The Questions That Will Get Me Through the Pandemic

Hi Friends,I read this article earlier this week and thought it was very helpful.  It is not about theology, or even Christianity, but it is written by a Christian and filled with practical help for navigating this new world we are all living in.Love you and praying for you! Pastor Jeff The Questions That Will ...

Midweek Miscellanous

Hi Friends, As you know, we live in a media saturated world. Throughout our day we are constantly bombarded with countless options of things to read, videos to watch, and content to listen to. A few minutes scrolling on Facebook or Instagram give us more options for content than we could possibly have time to ...

Need a voter’s guide?

Hi Friends, As the Presidential election draws near it is important that we have some very clear convictions as Christians and how we should think about politics.  One of the things I am very grateful for in our church is that we have a lot of diversity.  Not just racially, generationally and socio-economically, but also ...

Christ Church Sunday Preview 8/23/20

Hi Friends, Where is God when life hurts? If He is in control of all things, then why does he let so many bad things happen? Why is there senseless suffering? These questions are some that are pretty personal, vulnerable and real for me.  Looking forward to seeing how God is going to meet us. ...

Relational connection in a time of social distance

Dear friends, Well it’s hard to believe, but it has been over five months since the start of the pandemic. So much has changed about our lives during these past five months! And while it has been encouraging to be able to experience once again some of the everyday joys of life as we once ...

Christ Church Sunday Service Preview 8/16/20

If God is loving, then why is there so much suffering in the world?  Why do things like COVID-19 happen?  Why is there so much evil, harm and hurt that can occur?  Where is God when the worst happens?  These are some of the questions we will be looking at together this Sunday as we ...

Christ Church Sunday Preview 8/9/20

Hi Friends, The foundation of our faith is God’s inspired scriptures, the Bible.  Yet, there can be so many questions that we can hear, and have ourselves, about the Bible. Isn’t it unreliable since it was written so long ago?  How do we know that what was written back then is really what we are ...

New Weather Policy and Communication for Outdoor Service

Hi Friends, As I’m sure you can imagine, there are a lot of logistics that go into having our outdoor service take place.  I was very disappointed that we had to make the decision on Saturday to cancel the service and offer online streaming only.  That decision was unavoidable due to the weather reports we ...