Month: November 2020

Science Fiction and Missions

In 1953 Arthur C. Clarke published a science fiction story titled “The Nine Billion Names of God.”  The premise of the story is that a group of Tibetan monks believe that the true names of God can be written in no more than nine letters, and that there are nine billion of them.  So they have purchased a computer to …

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What is the Reason for this Season?

…The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.– Galatians 5:6 As we come to the end of 2020 – typically the most celebrated time of the year – we have trepidation for what the end of this year might bring… The new uptick in COVID cases and setback to some of our reopening efforts continue to gnaw away …

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God’s Gift: A Good Shepherd

Hello GRC!   I miss so many of you.  I miss the richness of our extended spiritual family.  Laughing, masklessly, together.   Enjoying a cup of coffee or jostling for position at the donut feeding trough.  I miss placing a freshly broken-off piece of communion bread into your hands, looking you in the eyes, and calling you by name.  I miss preaching to a full sanctuary, …

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The Constancy of Our God

In late summer, I responded to Karen and Rachel’s, our children’s ministry staff, query about teaching Grace Kids Sunday School this Fall.  This question is asked every year but with the pandemic, everything about Sunday School was uncertain. So I checked the box in their survey and hoped for the best. Now, I am one of several teachers and assistants …

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