Archive for ‘July, 2010

Echo Mission Trip

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Echo, our student ministry, has a group of students and adult volunteer leaders heading to West Virginia this Saturday, July 31st.

Kiln #5

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At our fifth Kiln event, four artists shared their work.

Who Wants to Pray… Honestly?

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We often pray most honestly and faithfully when we are facing difficulties of some kind. The challenge is to pray like this in our daily lives.

Greg at Crossroads Church

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Greg recently spoke at Crossroads Church in Cincinnati, Ohio. His sermon was titled “Kingdom Come.” You can watch the video or download the audio on their web site.

The Betrothal Ceremony

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Jesus orders us to be baptized for the forgiveness of sins. Baptism is the betrothal (similar to “engagement”) ceremony in our relationship to Christ.

2010 Summer Baptism

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Our Annual Summer Baptism Event is on August 1, and will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Lake Phalen Beach. There will be a BBQ fundraiser after the 9:00 and 11:00 services as well. Learn more…

Futile the Fig Leaf

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As children, we learn to play “hide-and-seek” with our siblings, parents and friends. Many of us continue to play this game with God as adults. Kevin Johnson challenges us to turn to God with our whole heart and receive God’s mercy and grace.

For (Too Much) Love of Country?

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Greg wrote an article for the recent issue of RELEVANT magazine called “For (Too Much) Love of Country. Read the full article (and check out the lively discussion in the comments that follow the article) on RELEVANT’s web site.

The Rorschach Test

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Psychologists use Rorschach tests to reflect what is inside a person. How we see the world and even how we read Scripture works in a similar way.

A July 4th Reflection (by Greg)

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Greg recently wrote an article for the Q blog titled “The Birth of Two Kingdoms: A Fourth of July Reflection.” In it, Greg talks about a speech given by John Quincy Adams which connects the birth of the United States with the Birth of Christ.