Imagine a world…

I like good stories.  As a kid I could get lost in the world of Narnia in C.S. Lewis’ children’s novels.  I enjoyed finding out what would happen in Call of the Wild.  When I was younger, my mom would read Little House on the Prairie to three boys, and…

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Growing Young – 2 Weeks in

We’re now two classes into our summer session on Growing Young.  So far the conversation has been really encouraging.  Encouraging because we’re even having the conversation about how we reach out to people in a new or different culture than what our church has been a part of in the…

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Growing Young

The ancient Jewish people had an underlying assumption about faith.  They believed their faith was always one generation away from extinction.  If they failed to teach the next generation about their faith, they were in danger of letting their faith die.  Repeatedly, the Hebrew Bible commanded the people of Israel…

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Water to Wine

I just finished reading Water to Wine: Some of My Story by Brian Zahnd.  Zahnd’s book is an autobiographical account of his faith journey over the last 10-15 years.  Zahnd is the pastor at  Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, Missouri.  He shares his story of becoming discontent with American popular…

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Your Name Means Dirt

Here are our notes from Sunday’s sermon “Your Name Means Dirt.” Genesis 2:4-9 Adam = Hebrew for man/human Adamah = Hebrew for dirt/ground Also see: Genesis 2:15, 19-20 and Genesis 1:26   Gardening teaches us something valuable about rhythms to life. Gardens have seasons, not 24/7 productivity. God takes a…

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Gardening May Change the World

Gardening may change the world?  That’s right. Gardening. I started gardening as a hobby.  It was a throwback to my childhood of raising a garden in the backyard.  When Katie and I got married we rented a little house surrounded by a cornfield.  We had a big garden at the…

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