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Through the Looking Glass

April 3, 2019 | by: Serrene Turpin | 2 Comments

the following was taken from Serrene's blog at Immovable Rock.    In the sequel to Alice in wonderland, Alice looked at a mirror and wondered what was on the other side of her reflection. Alice enters another world through that mirror, and in this world everything is in reverse. Alice noticed that there was a rule that governed this w... Keep Reading

Let's Hear It For the Girls

March 22, 2019 | by: Tom Sargent | 1 Comments

Several weeks back, when Chris was finishing up his series on Fighting for Rest, he spoke of how non-Christian and non-religious things can point us to God.  He used multiple examples ranging from an alcoholic drink to Netflix.  The basic premise was that even though these were not necessarily Christian activities we could appreciate them... Keep Reading

Always Back to the Cross

March 16, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

Last Sunday Pastor Chris preached on the centrality of the cross to the authentic Christian life. He also called each of us back to the cross if we have in some way, in any way, drifted from it. He even went so far as to ask anyone who had lost sight of the cross of Christ, and wanted to have it front and center again, to raise their hands. Like ma... Keep Reading

Christianity and the Mystical

March 8, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

The world we dwell in is sublime. It is beautiful. As C.S. Lewis wrote there is a “deep magic” to the works of God, manifested through the material landscape. Even in its fallenness, the creation acts as a conduit through which He calls forth both joy and longing in the human heart. This is a truth too often unknown or ignored by 21st c... Keep Reading

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Lies Gone Wild

March 8, 2019 | by: Sarah-Anne Yersin | 1 Comments

Church gone WILD? Yes, CHURCH GONE WILD! For the longest time, I believed that other Christians had attained the perfect life (or at least one closer to perfection than mine) that I had always dreamed of and could never quite get to (and it's a daily battle, tearing down this lie gone wild in my mind...). They'd "made it". They had the perfect r... Keep Reading

The Myth Of the "Silver Bullet"

February 27, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

“While growing spiritually, don’t be looking for the next ‘buzz.’” These words from last Sunday’s sermon deeply resonated with me. I spent so many years seeking that one “Mountaintop Experience”, that one spiritual  “silver bullet” which would put right all of what so often felt so v... Keep Reading

By-Law Changes for 2019

February 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

  WHAT DO BY-LAWS HAVE TO DO WITH MISSION?  what do by-laws have to do with mission?     BY-LAW #1: FROM SEPTEMBER TO MARCH september to march     NEW BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2019     TWO BOARDS TO ONE     Click here to see the current members of our Leadership Team (both the past... Keep Reading

24 Things Love Is And Does

February 13, 2019 | by: Paul Tripp | 0 Comments

the following was taken from 24 Things Love Is and Does.  ------------ Who will you tell that you love on Valentine’s Day? And how will you express that love? Sadly, I’m convinced that there are too many loveless relationships in the world, and even in the church. For starters, there are many things we call love that just do not... Keep Reading

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What Does the Bible Really Say About Alcohol?

February 9, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 1 Comments

I completely abstained from any consumption of alcohol for the first 26 years of my Christian walk. I’ve been a believer for 28. There were a host of reasons for my deciding to abstain during that time (including, frankly, pride about my “holiness”) but spelling them all out isn’t the theme of this piece. Rather I want to ex... Keep Reading

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Holy Habits of Our People (Fighting for Rest Wrap-Up)

February 6, 2019 | by: Chris Francis | 0 Comments

As we finish our month of Fighting for Rest (and it sure has been a fight for some of us) I wanted to share some of the habits - holy habits - that different people in our church implement into our daily, weekly and monthly routines.Even though categories over-lap, I split them up since we have talked about them as separate habits throughout the pr... Keep Reading

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