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Elevator Speeches

September 22, 2017 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

Could you give someone a 30 second summary of the gospel that would at least make them want to know more?... Keep Reading

Divided We Fall

August 29, 2017 | by: Ricky Jones | 1 Comments

So how are we going to live in this divided country of ours? The easy option is to isolate ourselves away from all those who disagree with us. We can make ourselves feel good by agreeing with each other about how right we are and how dumb “they” are. We all agree, feel good, and get along ... Keep Reading

Saved into Family

April 6, 2017 | by: Jonathan Dorst | 0 Comments

Jesus came to save people from every tribe, language, and nation, and to knit them all into one family, and we must work as hard as we can to make that diverse family a reality.... Keep Reading

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The Gospel and Race
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Today, Wednesday, March 1st, you may notice people walking around with ashes on their foreheads. This is not some bizarre cult ritual, it is a symbol of Christian repentance. It is a part of Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season known as Lent. Lent covers the 40 days prior to what is known as ‘Holy Week,’ the week beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with Easter Sunday.... Keep Reading

Three Days Later

January 19, 2017 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

We ask God why he did not help. The worst answer of them all is, "I could have helped but chose not too." In John 11, Jesus faces the pain of that answer for the first time. What can we learn from his tears? This blog post was inspired by reading Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale Oct 26, 1977 by Frederick Buechner... Keep Reading

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Theology
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Ladies Helping Distribute Communion

December 16, 2016 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

Over the past few weeks, you may have noticed some changes during communion. We have started inviting women, typically but not exclusively, the wives of elders, to distribute the elements with the elders. I would like to briefly explain why we have made this change. ... Keep Reading

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Theology
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"Home" - From War to War

November 13, 2016 | by: Stacy Hester | 0 Comments

Our journey as warriors is not new. From the ancient literature of Homer's Iliad, and the Odyssey; to the war that inspired the writings of Hemingway, and all who have served before and after, we have learned that going to war and returning from war, is each its own unique journey. We leave home unable to fathom what is getting ready to happen in our lives, then we try to come home, only... we can't! ... Keep Reading

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The Cross of Christ and Suffering

August 9, 2016 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

An illustration of Christ identifying with our suffering from "The Cross of Christ" by John Stott. ... Keep Reading

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The World We Live In

Can you handle the truth?

August 2, 2016 | by: Ricky Jones | 2 Comments

To understand grace, we must understand how broken the world is. To give grace, we must understand how much it cost God to love us. ... Keep Reading

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The World We Live In
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Sitting at the Feet of Theologians

July 21, 2016 | by: Ross Turner | 0 Comments

As Presbyterians, we’re known for being “smart” Christians, though at times passionless for worship, evangelism and missions. While some might say the antidote for this sloth is greater personal commitment, a recasting of the vision, a shift in preaching, or all of the above, I would redirect us back to, of all things, a de... Keep Reading

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Theology
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