Themes of the Cross: Stumped about what you want to say at your Table Talk? Never fear; everyone one hits one of these creative dry spots once in a while. Check out these themes as a way to break out some of your own ideas. The Cross of Christ contains themes in it that pertain
James K. A. Smith is professor of philosophy at Calvin College and has a Ph.D. from Villanova University. In his book, You Are What You Love, Smith takes a look at how we form virtue. Smith says that we are shaped most by what we love most, more so than by what we think or do.
Occasionally I have some thoughts about Table Talk that will either 1) make it easier to understand or 2) give greater depth when talking about something so central and important to our faith. I like what William Willimon says about the Cross which is also instructive for Table Talk. “Jesus was upfront in saying that
This study guide is for the purpose of giving a short overview of what the New Testament says about baptism. Read each passage and answer the questions. You will have a deeper and broader understanding of what Jesus asked his disciples to do. Matthew 28:16-20. What did Jesus tell his disciples to do in
This day is incredibly exciting to me. Why? Three big reasons. The first is that LifeSpring has persevered and prospered for 10 years. This in spite of the fact that 32% of church plants fail in the first 4 years. That’s plants of all kind. Parachute drops, such as LifeSpring, are more difficult yet. The
Don’t forget September 18. That is the date of our 10th Anniversary Bash. We will have our grand celebration at the Rossotti Ed-zoo-cation Center, adjacent to the Merced Zoo. A parking lot is on the north side of the building next to Bear Creek. We will have occupancy of the building at 1:00, and our celebration
On the 18th of May, Bev and I went to Franklin, Tennessee for the wedding of our granddaughter, Jenna, on the 21st. It was a hectic but sweet event, with all the right ingredients sprinkled over it. Here are some reflections on the three days. Time with family is really important. In a moment, or
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