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The Problem with (Prescriptive) Pluralism

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We live in a time and society of religious pluralism. Should Christians view this as a good or bad thing? And how should we live in light of this reality? … Continued


Not a Concert and TED Talk – a Dialogue

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Throughout the time we have been studying worship in our “Back to Worship” sermon series at Faith Church, I have been thinking about a comment I heard a number of … Continued


Why Four Gospels?

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Have you ever paused and pondered why the New Testament features four gospels – four separate accounts of the life of Jesus? This phenomenon came about in the very early … Continued


Back to the Bible

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We are in the midst of a sermon series at Faith Church called “Back to Worship” in which we are thinking about the nature of Christian worship. The hope of … Continued


Finding Truth in the Internet Age: Helps from Proverbs

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We live in an age where information abounds but wisdom languishes. While I am immensely thankful that so much information is easily accessible because of the internet, I am also … Continued


Exploring Ezekiel

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Starting next week, Faith Church’s 4 Year Bible Reading plan will journey through the Old Testament Book of Ezekiel. I’d be the first to say that this is one of … Continued


Re-Examining Proverbs 22:6 in An Age of Deconstruction

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One of the most familiar passages from the Book of Proverbs is Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he … Continued


Proverbs, Global Leadership Summit, and General Revelation

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Over the past month, I have been immersed in the Old Testament Book of Proverbs by preaching from it and reading it as part of a challenge given as we … Continued


Shepherds and Wolves, Servants and Widows

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It’s become an annual tradition on this blog to post thoughts concerning church leaders around the time that Faith Church installs its new elders and deacons, with past posts including … Continued


Reflections a Month After Dobbs

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Over a month has passed since the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization on June 24. The … Continued


The Lord’s Prayers

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I’ve spent the past few weeks examining and exploring the “Lord’s Prayer” – the prayer that Jesus taught in Matthew 6:9-13. Many years ago, someone pointed out to me that … Continued


Is “The Kingdom, the Power, and the GLory” Part of the Lord’s Prayer

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A number of years ago, a friend of mine attended the funeral for a work colleague’s family member and had something embarrassing happen to him. This funeral was in a … Continued


Deliver us from Evil …. or the Evil One?

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Apart from the style of English used in reciting the Lord’s Prayer (old English: “who art…Thy Name” or modern English: “who is…Your Name”), the most common variation saying the Lord’s … Continued


Debts or Trespasses?

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I’ve been a part of many gatherings where we have recited the Lord’s Prayer in unison. All usually goes smoothly until we get to the fifth petition where someone will … Continued


What is Our Daily Bread?

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The fourth petition in the Lord’s Prayer is “Give us this day our daily bread.” The phrase “daily bread” has become a common phrase, particularly in Christian circles. However, the … Continued


Hallowed Be Your Name, Your Kingdom Come, Your Will Be Done

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The prayer that Jesus taught his disciples to pray in Matthew 6:9-13 (commonly called the “Lord’s Prayer”) features six different requests: 1) Hallowed be your name, 2) Your kingdom come, … Continued


Our Father in Heaven

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The Lord’s Prayer is probably the most commonly recited prayer both in public worship gatherings and also in the private life of Christians. This familiarity can result in us not … Continued


Learning From Jesus How to Pray

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Many things in life are learned either through example or instruction…or a combination of both. We watch and listen as others do something and then we try to imitate what … Continued


Using Today’s Technology Wisely: Part 2, 7 Tips to Consider

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In the previous post, I offered observations about the nature of technology and how the biblical storyline (Creation-Fall-Redemption-New Creation) helps us think about technology. In essence, technology is using things … Continued


Using Today’s Technology Wisely: Part 1, Technology and The Story of Scripture

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Because we live in a world with so much ever-developing technology, it seems wise for Christians to regularly reflect on this technology available to us. Over the past few years … Continued


Current Series


WHY?

Finding Hope and Meaning in Suffering

It’s the question that relentlessly haunts the deepest places of our hearts and minds. Why? Why, God? Why, this? Why, me? Why, now? Yet even in the darkest, saddest, most unthinkable moments, we are not in those spaces alone. God shouts his presence in our pain and whispers his stubborn love in our midnights. Over the next 4 weeks, lean in and let us love and encourage you with the beautiful truth that comes from our all-knowing, nothing escapes Him, He’s got you – God. Why not?

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