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Quick Pre-Christmas Update

Quick Pre-Christmas Update

GOOD NEWS! We were able to send $15,000 this week to help support the 72 orphans Archbishop and Mama Gloria Kwashi raise in their own (Gidan Kauna) home in Jos, Nigeria. As ++Ben suggested, we sent the money c/o the Anglican Diocese of Jos, which provides...
What Are You Studying?

What Are You Studying?

In the wonderful Broadway hit Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton writes letters to Elizabeth Schuyler to win her heart, and when he devastates her heart by publicly exposing an elicit affair, she burns those letters and “erases herself from the narrative.”  There is...
The Daily Office

The Daily Office

Hi Church Family,  As a college student, I was following Jesus and trying to develop a habit of spending time with  Him. My parents and my Young Life leader had told me to listen to God by reading the Bible, but there were a couple...
Waiting in Hope

Waiting in Hope

Hi Friends, I’m looking forward to spending Advent with you all as we work through several Psalms together on Sunday mornings and Sunday evenings. In case you missed it, I preached a prologue to the series on Sunday, November 22 with several insights that...
Trick Plays and Modern Christianity

Trick Plays and Modern Christianity

The old “Statue of Liberty play” was a big favorite in middle school.  The Trick Play: The quarterback takes the snap, drops back, and then, while faking a throw to one side of the field (his arm raised like Lady Liberty’s torch-bearing limb), tucks the ball behind...
Have you met Mama Gloria?

Have you met Mama Gloria?

This Sunday we will be looking at the Gospel passage of Mt 25:14-30, The Parable of The Talents. This is a rich parable that challenges us to invest our lives in growing the kingdom of God.  I will be preaching but have asked Dr. Gloria Kwashi to join me for the...
He Cares for Us

He Cares for Us

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of all compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, SO THAT we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received. –  2 Corinthians...
An Unexpected Blessing

An Unexpected Blessing

Many of you have gotten to know Pastor Steve Henderson and his lovely wife Linda through the open-air prayer and praise events we sponsored Downtown on Sunday afternoons in August and October. Steve and I first got to know each other working together for the Faith...
Get Off the Bench

Get Off the Bench

Having two boys who were active football players, it was so much more exciting for them to be in the game rather than sit on the bench. As parents, we also were much more engaged in the game when we were able to watch our boys play rather than see them on the...
A DAGWOOD!

A DAGWOOD!

Do you know what a Dagwood is? Most of you are too young to remember the comic strip Blondie and the main character, Dagwood Bumstead. Dagwood would make these ridiculously, comically tall sandwiches that were over a foot tall and they became known as “a Dagwood!” The...