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Here's to You Women

Love & Diversity Series / Post Three I admit that I was a skeptic of everyone getting their own history month. Truth be told I laughed when I discovered this was National Women’s History Month. That was wrong. I know it. And after Melissa scolded me because women had been treated unequally for a long time, I did not have a reply. So as my small group examined the gospel according to Luke someone pointed out how prominent women like Mary, Elizabeth and Mary Magdalen were in this telling of Jesus’ story. So here is my tiny contribution to National Women’s History month. There is only a need for it because we have screwed up in the past. There are few issues today that are more pressing or

Reorient Your Story

You know how awesome that spin off show “Joey” was? Oh you don’t? That’s because Joey Tribbiani was not built for the star role. And bad news… neither are you. I’ve recently been bemoaning the lack of success around me. I feel strongly that God has given me goals of making disciples and investing in people and in turn building His church and I can’t always see much fruit. And subtly I have grown frustrated with God’s ability to support me. I started thinking of what characters in the Bible might have felt as I do now. And I thought of the prophet Jeremiah. He certainly was distraught over the condition and lack of change around him. I wanted to get inside his head to see how he dealt wit

Made to Multiply

“There exists in every church something that sooner or later works against the very purpose for which it came into existence. So we must strive very hard, by the grace of God to keep the church focused on the mission that Christ originally gave to it." - C.S. Lewis {Sermon from Community Christian Church for the audio of the entire sermon go here} Jesus, Disciple Maker Know Your Role In high school I got to be a part of a student led small group. It was my role to prepare some of the lessons bring snacks and communicate with the group. Dang this was even before text messaging. It was a fun group. We had this guy in there who didn’t even go to church but he liked the group and had been

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