Month: June 2019

I Believe in the Holy Catholic Church

As we begin our celebration of the Lord’s Supper each month, we recite together the Apostles’ Creed.  We confess that we believe in “the holy catholic church.”  Now, some might think it strange for a bunch of Presbyterians to confess belief in the catholic church (kind of like the Mets rooting for the Yankees, or vice versa), but our communal …

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Remind Me Again?

Earlier this year, I found myself almost forgetting my niece’s birthday until the day of, and ended up having to send a belated present, sheepishly apologetic towards my sister and my niece for my mental lapse.  I suppose we’ve all had it happen to us: “Where’d I put those car keys again?  Did my child take a bath yesterday?  What …

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The Gospel for Me & Others This Summer

Do you consider yourself a disciple of Jesus? Discipleship, in much of the American church, has become associated with Bible studies. Don’t get me wrong—the Bible is always central to discipleship! But we can be tempted to separate Bible study from actually living it out. But for Jesus, the call to follow him as a disciple necessarily entailed living it …

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Providence or Promises

We stood bedside as we watched a dear family member struggle unto death. Loud grunts filled the hospital room for what seemed like hours as she labored for every breath. As she was a woman of faith, some questioned: “So, for a woman who served God all these years, is this how it’s going to go down? Is this fair?!” …

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