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Worship

We were created to worship. And we are to worship God with every aspect and area of our lives - presenting our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.

The Church

The bride of Christ can often times be difficult and messy - but it is Christ's beautiful mess - to which He is the head and chief cornerstone.

Ancient Future

Our faith comes out from a rich heritage and history. It was during the formative years of our faith that creeds, confessions, traditions, and liturgies were developed. These practices and traditions recaptured will not only anchor us but move us forward in our faith.

Freedom

There is freedom in the gospel as it proclaims that in Christ we are sons and daughters of the King. The importance is learning to preach those truths to our heart and life everyday.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Small Faith - Great God


I am looking forward to this upcoming book by N.T. Wright, entitled simply, Small Faith - Great God.

Here is the blurb on this book:

"Our faith is rarely equal to life's big challenges.  Wright, one of the world's premier Bible teachers, shifts our point of emphasis from faith itself to who our faith is in.  Describing faith as a window in our hearts, Wright reminds us that faith is the power to see our situation by the light of a powerful, holy and loving God.  He shows us how God beckons the faithful to be constructive citizens of the world, to speak truth without hypocrisy and to submit to one another in love.  And through it all he reminds us, it's not great faith we need: it is faith in a great God."

You can pre-order it HERE.  I will be waiting eagerly for my copy.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What it Takes to Be A Youth Pastor?!



This parody is so funny, my latte was coming out of my nose from laughter!

Monday, August 02, 2010

Say What?!


Cameron Diaz isn't ashamed of being called a serial dater. In fact, she tells UK's Stylist Magazine that she's not looking to settle down in a long-term relationship.

"I think the big misconception in our society is that we're supposed to meet the one when we're 18, and we're supposed to get married to them and love them for the rest of our lives..B.S...Who would want to be with the same person for 80 years?....Why not break it up a little bit."

I am certainly glad that Jesus isn't that fickle toward us.