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Present Parenting Tips

Posted by Jeff Shankle on

Thanks to Stephen Van Dusen for suggesting this! We’ve compiled a list of the specific ideas that came out of our Present Parenting Workshop on September 23rd with Laura Schwarz and Rob McClellan. Also, we will be addressing several of the items that were mentioned by you in a future...

Surveyed to Life

Posted by Rob McClellan on

Years ago, when in a position of giving feedback, difficult feedback in this case, I was taken by how the recipient replied with such open-hearted gratitude, quoting Proverbs 27:17 – “Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits of another.” Thank you for...

Another "and"

Posted by Rob McClellan on

Another “and” Our young people have lead us in ways they should never have to, and yet thank God they have.  I pray for the kind of courage the students of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have displayed in grieving and in speaking out for justice. ...

Repent

Posted by Bethany Nelson on

Yesterday, the season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday.  Lent is the 40-day season prior to Easter when Christians are encouraged to examine our lives and repent.  Repent simply means “to turn,” so during Lent we consider how we might turn away from that which separates us...

S___hole Countries

Posted by Rob McClellan on

The lectionary gospel reading for this coming Sunday comes from John 1. In it, Philip says to Nathanael, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” Nathanael responds pointedly, dismissively, offensively, “Can...