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Author: spiritstirrer

The Church Gathers: GC2016

Each Lord’s Day the body of Christ gathers. We sing songs of praise, hear a word proclaimed, and gather around table. Each week we remember

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On the Preaching Life

This week I was blessed to be part of the North Carolina Preaching Festival in Raleigh, NC. I was honored to be part of the

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In Memoriam VIII

Dear Garrett, Eight . . . eight is the number of years since your leaving. So much life happens in eight years, so much grief

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Pastor as Prophet

John brought this divine message to all those who came to the Jordan River. He preached that people should be ritually cleansed through baptism as

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On Thirty-Seven

I come from a long line of survivors, thrivers, perseverers, go-getters, and life-warriors. I come from surprise, the ellipsis of life together, from rainy weather,

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A Kin-dom Imagination

The empathetic imagination moves in a direction opposite to that of fear. In fear, a person’s attention contracts, focusing intently on her own safety, and

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Hopeful Imagination

  It has been a difficult set of weeks. We have faced sin and death in our lives, in our community, and in our world.

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