Category Archives: community

Marti’s Thanksgiving Day message

On this side of eternity, we have been asking each other, “When is the church really a church?” Is it a church when it is gathering on Sunday morning, or is it still a church when it is scattered out in … Continue reading

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‘High School Musical’

Why we chose High School Musical to be the go-to movie for our current campaign: 1. If you read into it, the song, “We’re All In This Together,” is like a celebration of the body of Christ. Just take these … Continue reading

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Where is Nelson Mandela when we need him?

In our interview with Os Guinness this week, he spoke of his admiration for America even though he is not himself an American, because of the revolution of 1776 and the great experiment of democracy which formed a vision for … Continue reading

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America in crisis

Well I know I can’t tell you what to do, but I can pretend I can when I tell you you must listen to last night’s interview with Os Guinness. Os is a brilliant author, thinker and social critic with … Continue reading

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Reaching the worldwide community

First, a quick review: You might recall we were incorporated on September 14, 2012 as a cyber church.  Over the last 8 years, we been building a measurable, sustainable, and reproducible foundation that requires our continued every day focus to … Continue reading

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Queen Esther

Now there was a certain Jew living in exile in the city of Susa in Persia, seat of the king’s now queen-less palace, named Mordecai. And Mordecai had a cousin named Esther whom he had taken in and cared for … Continue reading

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Caring about justice

The righteous care about justice for the poor, but the wicked have no such concern. (Proverbs 29:7) A quick perusal of the use of the word “justice” in the Bible reveals something that is key to the nature of God. … Continue reading

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Finding a way forward

Andy wrote me praying for healing for our country and that we might find “compassion, empathy and tolerance to be our guide forward.” I like his choice of words, and believe that if we can take on these attitudes ourselves, … Continue reading

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