Image Copyright:   This was shared in our time of response at First Baptist Church, Ashland in worship on Sunday, August 13, 2017 in response to the events in Charlottesville, VA over the weekend.  John, the author of the last book of the Bible, Revelation, gives us a glimpse of what it will look like […]

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For Your Grandma’s Church, Too

Sometimes a resource is so helpful it transcends the category it was created for and ends up changing the entire conversation. Church as Movement is a resource that does just that—it broadens the scope of church planting to a growing movement that focuses on discipleship, the mission of God, and a holistic gospel that can transform […]

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The Power of the Table

I read a great article by David Brooks recently titled: The Power of a Dinner Table. The article tells the story of Kathy Fletcher and David Simpson who have a son that invited one friend over for dinner that sometimes goes to school hungry, who had another friend that also went to school hungry, who had another […]

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Listening First

“We give dignity to each other by the way we listen to each other, in a spirit of trust and of dying to oneself so that the other may live, grow and give.” -Jean Vanier in From Brokenness to Community Jean Vanier is the founder of L’Arche Communities, which provides homes and workplaces where people […]

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Love in Action

I’ve been thinking a lot about love. Maybe it is the start of a new year. Maybe it is because both of my parents, my living grandmothers, my brothers, and my wife all have birthdays in January and February and so I keep thinking about people whose lives I am eager to celebrate and show […]

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Hope With Us

Advent is a season of longing and grasping for hope. During this past year, we’ve seen terrible bombings, racial tensions, religious anxiety, broken relationships, refugee crises, the loss of loved ones and a tumultuous political season. In the aftermath, we are prone to wonder if there really can be any good news in this world. […]

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