Chris Armstrong (an editor at Christian History magazine) has written a good little history of the Advent season. He writes about how, for many evangelicals, Advent is the one real taste of liturgy they get every year. Perhaps our enjoyment of Advent traditions can inform the way we worship through......Keep Reading
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This summer we’re going to walk through 1 Corinthians 13 phrase by phrase, considering both the nature of love, and how to embody it. It’ll be ugly at times, because none of us are touching the way of life in this chapter. But it will be hopeful, because we can see real growth in love, individually and as a community....
Here's what you need to know and remember about coming back to the building for worship as we reopen. ...
For our Signs sermon series we had several artists from New City represent the sign in their artwork. Sadly we had to cease meeting together in the midst of the series but here are the pieces and brief descriptions from the sermons shared in the series either in person or via our house church liturgies. Thanks to all the artists who encouraged us by using their gifts to create these delightful works! ...
John 1:1-5, 14-18 was our text for the first Sunday in Advent. If you'd like to do some more reading, reflecting......Keep Reading
Last month I read Michael Williams' book Far as the Curse is Found: The Covenant Story of Redemption. It's really good, and......Keep Reading
Abraham Lincoln instituted the holiday of Thanksgiving as we know it in 1863. You can read it here. A couple of observations:...Keep Reading
God always follows His calling with blessing. I wonder if we believe that. What I mean to say, is that when God calls us to something (some task, some ministry, some profession, some place), He doesn't just give us marching orders and then depart......Keep Reading
In Acts 2, we learn that God saves us not only out of our sins, but he saves us into community. In Jesus, we are connected not only to God, but to a group of people. That's why, when people come to faith as Peter preaches, they are immediately baptized and then it says they were "added." The church, then, isn't an optional "extra" or the Christian, but rather a fundamen...Keep Reading
On Sunday we talked a bit about the challenges to community in contemporary American culture. Some sociologists are asking the question, "Is real community even possible?" or has life been altered so much that real connection is something from a bygone age....Keep Reading