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The Gospel and Race: On Earth as It Is in Heaven

If you watch the news or engage any areas of social media or just look around, it is clear that there are areas of racial tension and injustice in this nation and many of these issues have been polarizing in the church rather than bringing unity. It is nearly impossible to engage the topic without offending someone who sees things differently. It is further complicated b...

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How do we as a church wisely address the racial tension and injustice in our nation?

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If you watch the news or engage any areas of social media or just look around, it is clear that there are areas of racial tension and injustice in this nation and many of these issues have been polarizing in the church rather than bringing unity. It is nearly impossible to engage the topic without offending someone who sees things differently. It is further complicated b...

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Why no, we're not a "home-schooling church"...

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We take a look at our church's role in Christian education. It is an area that often has more questions than answers, so rather than looking at the macro, I will leave that to the "experts" while I try to share a non-experts thoughts on an important matter. ...

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Christian Freedom and the American Dream: You are free to be content with less!

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Recently on a NPR special, they were taking calls concerning the realization that the “American Dream” isn’t as readily available for my generation (those born in the 1980s to now) as in past generations. It’s too expensive, good paying jobs are harder to come by, and college is becoming essentially unaffordable for the average American. The question posed was this...

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Upcoming Oregon Church Planting Conference

This weekend, Pastor Eric from Remedy is going to be speaking at a small church planting conference hosting by a sister church in our network from Oregon. This is a little bit about why we think its a good thing to go cross country to talk to people about planting churches, and what we hope to achieve from it. ...

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Post-Christian: Dropping Out Because of Church-Hurt

I meet them all the time. In fact, it's increasing regularly. The folks who jumped into the church with both feet, only to leave beat up, scarred and full of resentment. As a result, they cast off the necessity of the church and whether they are willing to admit it or not, they begin to have a diminished faith in God, wondering if He really knew what He was doing when He ...

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Give Thanks for the Little Things: Thoughts from Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This is an excerpt from Bonhoeffer's book, "Life Together." I haven't read anything outside of Scripture so profound in quite a while. I pray that you will be as enriched as I was upoon reading these words, and that we all can learn to give thanks for the little things in life. "In the Christian community, thankfulness is just what it is anywhere else in the Christian lif...

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Is It Ever a Win For The Kingdom When Churches Die? Part I

Unfortunately, here in the North East, many churches with long and faithful legacies are losing the war of attrition. We want to examine, from Scripture, whether this is ever a good thing ...

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Idols of the Heart, Pt. II - Who Let the Bear In?

The throne of your heart isn't made for anyone else. So why let them in?...

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