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Give it away

Posted by on 4 March 2016 | 1048 Comments

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The church.

We are a diverse, eclectic, and peculiar lot.  A people learning to accept the beauty of our differences, and to draw on each one’s particular strengths so that the Lord may be glorified.  We are learning to put Jesus first in everything.  This means considering others more important than ourselves.  Majoring in the majors, and minoring in the minors.

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Too Much

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 7 Comments

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Dear Lord:

When we seek you, our nature tends to turn our seeking into an attempt to capture you.  However...

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Healing With Hope

Posted by on 16 May 2014 | 7 Comments

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Today, our team found itself in Manhattan, in the the neighbourhood known as Chealsea.  Once again, we were feeding the hungry.  But while today was much like yesterday in the Bronx, the sense here in Chealsea, was one of pervasive hopelessness.  There were those who two years ago had been barely carving out a living for themselves and their families only to lose everything in Hurricane Sandy.  There were those trying to walk the difficult balance between homeless shelters, government aid, and gainful employment.  There was frustration with the perception that a crack addict - on the basis of their addiction - is able to receive assitance more readily than one who is quite willing to stay clean and strive to contribute.

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New York, New York

Posted by on 15 May 2014 | 307 Comments

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The week has been spent packing, planning, and finally driving from Nova Scotia Canada to New York City in a van with three other adults and six young adults (some would call them teens).  We've come to New York to share the love of Jesus, and to be stretched in the process.

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Dangerous Love

Posted by on 28 March 2013 | 6 Comments

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One of the saddest aspects of the Easter story is the demise of Judas Iscariot.  Judas enjoyed favor with Jesus.  He was one of the twelve.  He was entrusted with the riches of the Kingdom of God.  But at the end of the day, he was more interested in the kingdom of the world.  And so he sold out his friend, teacher... his Lord.

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Near to the Heart of God

Posted by on 23 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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When we think of prayer, not theologically or theoretically, but rather of our practical experience of prayer, it's easy to be humbled by the reality of what prayer is to us.  Because how we pray, reveals much about what we realy believe about prayer.  If we ask much but listen little in prayer, we are like children who have many 'wants'.  If we pray the prayers of others, we can fall into the trap of praying well, but not experiencing intmacy with the Lord.  Or maybe we just don't pray:  Our time - our life - is too valuable to spend seeking the Lord.

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Christian Community

Posted by on 16 March 2013 | 7 Comments

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God is relational.  Three persons.  One Godhead.  Perfect unity.

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Let us Love

Posted by on 9 March 2013 | 2 Comments

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When Jesus returns to call his children home, we will know him.  By His scars.  By His Spirit.  By His glory, he will be known to those who have have known him here on earth.  But just as the world knows that we are Christians by our love, so too, will Jesus be recognized by his love.

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The Wonder of God's Love

Posted by on 28 February 2013 | 15 Comments

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I’m sitting on an airplane, having just taken off from Colorado Springs, and I have to say that God is treating me to a most magnificent sight.  Looking across the plane, to my east, I can see the prairies stretched out so tightly that they appear ready to burst against the eastern sunrise.  But just out my window, to the west, I see the line where the plains are abruptly shattered by the Rockies.  The line stretches from north to south as far as I can see, and to the west of the line, the mountains jut dramatically upwards into the Colorado skyline.  Some are brown-capped.  Some are snow-capped.  And towering above them all is Pike’s Peak, served up like some doting father , watching over his children. 

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Community outside of church

Posted by on 28 January 2013 | 51609 Comments

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In a world which celebrates individuality, one of the great characteristics of the Christian faith is that it acknowledges and affirms the very human need for community.  If we take a look at the Scriptures, we find that God’s story is not told so much through theological exegesis (which, by the way, is valid and useful) as it is through the telling of stories.  And the stories are inevitably set in a communal context.

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