Does Forgiveness require a Relationship?

Posted in Christian Living, The Bible Says..., Thinking Theologically on February 18th, 2016 by (564 views)
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For Lent, we’ve challenged our congregation to read through the Gospels in 40 days, and have encouraged people to post questions that come up from their reading. This question was important enough that I decided to reply here so others with similar questions can see it, and so I’d have the space to give it the […]

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Feeding Jesus

Posted in Christian Living, Church Life, The Bible Says..., Thinking Theologically on December 14th, 2014 by (725 views)
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On the second Friday of every month for the past 5 years, a group from our church has cooked dinner and shared it with the men and women who live at Union Station Homeless Services.  This Friday was one of those nights. The interaction I had with one of the women from the shelter was […]

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Lives that point to Jesus

Posted in Christian Living, Church Life on December 7th, 2014 by (638 views)
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As I type this Saturday night, I’m excited for John Huddle of Team World Vision to come and preach at our church tomorrow. Tonight in our Alpha course, among other things, we talked about the question, “Why and how should I share my faith with others?” The talk gave many good reasons. Jesus told us […]

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Why we need Lent

Posted in Church Life on March 1st, 2014 by (3,479 views)
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Many Evangelical Christians did not grow up observing the season of Lent. Lent was the time of year when their Catholic friends ate fish on Fridays. And many still see Lent as an unnecessary ritual, or a ritual that belongs to someone else but not to them. I thought about calling this post “Lent: It’s […]

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Becoming Better Evangelists

Posted in Christian Living, Church Life, Good Neighbor Ideas, Thinking Theologically on December 12th, 2013 by (890 views)
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If you’ve been listening, you may have noticed a phrase or idea that Pastor James has been emphasizing in a lot of his preaching over the past year. It goes something like this:  “Each of us has our own network of people – family, friends and coworkers – who are within our sphere of influence.  […]

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