Still Celebrating Easter

Scott Armstrong Ready for a quiz? What period of the Christian calendar are we in right now? If you answered, “Easter” or “Eastertide,” congratulations!  I admit that I have written quite a bit about Advent and Lent, and both of those are very important periods in our spiritual walk.  But Eastertide is just as important,... Continue Reading →

Mary Magdalene

By Frederick Buechner It's at the end that she comes into focus most clearly. She was one of the women who was there in the background when he was being crucified—she had more guts than most of them had—and she was also one of the ones who was there when they put what was left... Continue Reading →

A Swift and Radical Change

In one of the neighborhoods in the city, two missionaries were doing door to door evangelism, knocking on doors to present the gospel using the “Wordless Book.” They knocked on the door insistently, but no one would open. When they were about to leave, a woman about 40 years old leaned out of a small... Continue Reading →

Contempt

By Ken Childress 1 Chronicles 15:29 (NLT) – “But as the Ark of the Lord's Covenant entered the City of David, Michal, the daughter of Saul, looked down from her window. When she saw King David skipping about and laughing with Joy, she was filled with contempt for him.” Finding a place of worship is... Continue Reading →

Come, All You Not So Faithful

By Rev. Chris Gilmore One of my favorite Christmas carols begins with the line, “O, come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant.” I imagine shepherds and wise men singing these words and asking others to join them as they visit the newborn and long-expected Savior. It is an invitation to gather around Jesus to celebrate his coming.  Come,... Continue Reading →

Our Great, Great God

By Scott Armstrong "Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him. Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre. Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy" (Ps. 33:1-3). (Read Psalm 33:1-12) Let’s experience these words of worship together for a few... Continue Reading →

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