Category Archives: gospel of welcome

The conspiracy of the cross

I want to keep Easter going. I want to stay focused on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I want to keep having the Lord’s Supper every night so we can remember Christ’s death until He comes back. I … Continue reading

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A Friendly Reminder

On a bench just inside our front door is a small basket with a piece of paper lying on it upon which Marti has written in her beautiful flowing cursive, “A Friendly Reminder.” It’s hard to believe that this basket, … Continue reading

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The gospel is good news

With the country split in half and everyone getting meaner, what an opportunity for grace turned outward! We are offering the antithesis to everything brewing in society. Wherever you are, from the mail room to the executive offices — from … Continue reading

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Who are we all in this together with?

And suddenly there was with me An ocean of humanity A sea of many faces In waves of warm embraces And while I questioned how to judge them all Who would rise and who would fall I found myself among … 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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Gospel train

People get ready, there’s a train a-comin’ Pickin’ up passengers coast to coast.           – Curtis Mayfield Jesus has a plan to change the world. On the surface it looks rather ludicrous, but in reality it’s … Continue reading

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Evangelicalism broken down

EVANGEL: the good news of God’s love in Jesus Christ for you and for the sake of the world. ICALISM: other stuff; might be good, might be bad, but it’s not the evangel. I received the quote above from a … Continue reading

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Anna of Arendelle

A funny thing happened to me this time on the way to the Catch. I ran into Princess Anna of Arendelle. Not the animated version from the Disney movie, Frozen, but the real princess — the younger sister of Elsa, … Continue reading

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