Church Shopping

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By Jay Risner, Lead Pastor The term “church shopping” is high on my list of odious phrases. It perfectly describes a consumer approach to church, and suggests that you should not commit to a community of believers until you find the perfect match—kind of like hunting for a spouse on…

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Made NEW

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By Jay Risner, Lead Pastor The often pithy Mark Twain once said in a newspaper column that ran on New Year’s Day: “Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual resolutions. Next week you can begin paving the road to hell them as usual.” Ouch! But only because…

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Picture Perfect

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By Justin Kinsley, Student Ministry Pastor Picture perfectly trimmed trees, lined with ornaments that reflect the flickering glow of a warm fireplace. Neatly wrapped presents sit piled on the living room floor, while a ham bakes in the oven. Snowmen stand stoically in the front yard, while their scarves blow…

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