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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 ...

Serving is an identity and a purpose

One of my favorite movies is Beauty and the Beast.  I’m not ashamed to admit it. What can I say?  I’m a sucker for the Disney classics.  I mean, there is comedy, drama, danger, battle, enthusiasm for books (I’m a huge book enthusiast!), and love.  My favorite character in the movie is hands down, Lumiere.  ...

How to have a healthy process for doubts

When we started Christ Church, one of the things I sought intentionally to build into our church culture is the importance of being honest about our doubts. I did this because, throughout the Gospels, we see Jesus allowing people to express their doubts and Him meeting them in their doubts. There is the desperate father ...

A testimony of Grace come full circle

Hi Friends, We’ve been in a season of having a bunch of baptisms at Christ Church.  Having the privilege of baptizing followers of Jesus in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is one of favorite things to do as a pastor.  I love hearing each person’s unique story and the way that ...

Prayer for our City and Country

Hi friends, In 9am service we had a baptism, which was very encouraging to see God’s work of grace!  However, in our 11am service we took some time to pray for our country and city. This past week have been several recent tragic and sad shootings in our city where even children have been killed ...

Midweek Misc- Resources for Spiritual Growth

Midweek Miscellanies (3/31/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. We Cannot Overestimate Heaven: Lessons on happiness from Jonathan Edwards. Christ’s Sacrifice for Us: As we approach Good Friday, here are some quotes to consider as we reflect on Christ’s sacrifice for us. ...

Midweek Miscellaneous- Resource for Spiritual Growth

Midweek Miscellanies (3/25/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Reflections on the Killings in Atlanta: Julius Kim, President of The Gospel Coalition reflects on this past week’s tragic killings in Atlanta. Log Off Instagram. Embrace Your Place.: Brett McCracken reviews Grace Olmstead’s new book, Uprooted: Recovering the ...

Midweek Miscellanies (3/18/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful.

Midweek Miscellanies (3/18/21) – An assortment of articles, book recommendations, blog posts, podcasts and other links that we hope you find helpful. Podcast: Preparing Our Kids for a Post-Christian World (Rebecca McLaughlin): In this episode, Rebecca McLaughlin, author of “Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion” discusses what it looks like for parents to ...