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Three Days Later

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...

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Ladies Helping Distribute Communion

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. ...

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"Home" - From War to War

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 t...

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The Cross of Christ and Suffering

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

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Can you handle the truth?

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. ...

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Sitting at the Feet of Theologians

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 deep, refreshing reading and immersion in good theol...

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RACIAL RECONCILIATION IN THE PCA- WHAT HAPPENED IN MOBILE

Last week, June 21st-23rd, the General Assembly of our denomination met in Mobile, AL. The most significant issue was an overture confessing specific sins of our denomination during the Civil Rights Era. ...

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DO I HAVE TO SING WHEN I GO TO CHURCH?

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16, ESV)...

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I Will Boast of My Weakness

I come from a long, not-talked-about history of mental illness.......

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Life with Same-Sex Attraction

This week we will be publishing a series of posts from a Christian who struggles with same sex attraction. He shares his life story and what he has learned through his struggles. I hope it blesses, challenges, encourages and teaches you. ...

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