Month: August 2019

Seeking the Peace of the City

If GRC picked up and left the community, how would our community feel? Would our city weep? Would anybody even notice? Would anybody care? Given the increasing tensions many Christians feel between the biblical worldview and the values of our culture, our first reaction to those questions might be, “Of course they wouldn’t care. We stand against everything they are …

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Giving Out Our Poverty

I grew up in a church where most members lived below the poverty line, though, you would never have guessed it. Not because they attempted to live outside of their means; it was clear they did not own many expensive things. But because they shared and gave gifts to each other in a way that showed that money was not …

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Promises in Brokenness

“Brokenness” as a term has become common in its usage, a lot more in the secular world. The world has begun to take pride in it and is looking for acceptance and healing in the wrong places. The usage “proud of my scars” has come to be tossed around, making way to defiance of the authority of the Bible. The …

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Three-Directional Love

Sometimes we can lose the forest for the trees.  Sometimes we look up and realize we’ve just been going through the motions of living out our faith: church attendance, spiritual disciplines, service, and the like, but not necessarily passionately engaged. You may wonder how all these faith-activities relate to the rest of your daily life where you live, work, and …

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