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Racial Justice Resources – REVISED

Racial Justice Resources – REVISED

Introduction This resource guide is a collection of resources, insights, and perspectives that provide a starting point for a lifelong journey working toward anti-racism, equity, and restoration. The purpose of this guide is encourage conversation, heart change, and...

Acts – Part Nine – Paul in Prison

Acts – Part Eight – Spending Privilege

6/7/2020 – Acts – Part Eight - Spending Privilege Acts 22. If we are willing to see it, Acts chapter 22 is a story about privilege - and how to spend it. In the story, Paul argues in defense of his "Jewishness" and surprises everyone with what he believe makes him...

Acts – Part Nine – Paul in Prison

Race Reflection and Lament

5/31/2020 – Race Reflection and Lament Good morning, church family. We are in the midst of yet another dark moment in our nation's racial history. But even to call it a "dark moment" betrays my white privilege, because here's the reality. For me it is only when the...

Acts – Part Nine – Paul in Prison

Acts – Part Seven – Paul in Ephesus

5/31/2020 – Acts – Part Seven - Paul in Ephesus Acts 19. Paul's time in Ephesus ends with a city wide religious riot. But what was really behind this conflict, and what does it teach us about today? To watch this message online, go...

A Lament

A Lament Newsletter Article from May 29, 2020 Let me say this at the onset. I don't know what to say. And I don't know what to do. Most often when I don't know what to pray, I don't pray. But in other moments (when something bigger than my ego is at play) I turn to...

Acts – Part Nine – Paul in Prison

Acts – Part Six – A Story of Two Freedoms

5/24/2020 – Acts – Part Six - A Story of Two Freedoms Acts 16:1-3, 16-36. The story of Paul and Silas's encounter with a young slave girl in Acts chapter sixteen is a story about two opposing freedoms. One is an impostor freedom that is only "free" by keeping others...

We Want to Hear From You

We Want to Hear From You How and when should we resume corporate worship? As our state enters into Phase Two of reopening, our leadership continues to have conversations about our eventual return to corporate worship. Of course, we have to adhere to what...

Acts – Part Nine – Paul in Prison

Acts – Part Five – Words

5/17/2020 – Acts – Part Five - Words Acts 13:14-43. Words are interesting and significant. In Acts 11-13, we encounter some important words that lead us to maybe the most important word - neighbor. To watch this message online, go...

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