Testimony Sunday

Testimony Sunday

It was great to be back with the church family after having to cancel our services (including our annual New Year’s Eve Family Game Night) the weekend before due to painfully cold temperatures.  Then again, I can’t say that being stuck at home with my wife and children particularly felt like much of a hardship to me -- it’s kind of the best birthday present that I could’ve asked for...

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"Advent Series: WHWWW? When?"

"Advent Series: WHWWW? When?"

We’re launching into the Christmas season with wild abandon here at First Covenant Church!  Thank you to everyone who stayed afterwards on the 26th to help us decorate the building -- it looks beautiful!  And yes, I’m aware that there are some FCCers who will want to keep the decorations up until Easter, but we all just need to be willing to enjoy them while they last...

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"Foot-Washing"

"Foot-Washing"

Okay, before I forget to comment, I hope that last week, you had a very Happy Thanksgiving!  We had the blessing of being able to spend a chunk of quality time with our extended family this past week, though Megan and I both caught colds at the end of the week that curtailed that a bit (and our recently-purchased van caught a cold as well -- ask me about that sometime).  But we all have so much to be thankful for that it’s hard to dwell on the hiccups in life...

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10-29-17 "Ecclesia Reformata Semper Reformanda"

Since you’ll be reading this after October 31, let me just wish you a very Happy Reformation Day!  People tend to get the wrong idea when I say that to them.  For instance, some people think that I’m joking -- that I’m making a big deal about something trivial just to be funny (but that couldn’t be further from the truth).  Others think that I’m just trying to find something other than Hallowe’en to celebrate on that day (which I explained a bit more in detail in the podcast interview that I had last week with Aletheia Classical Christian School headmaster Chris Marchand, where we discussed the nature of evil and the history of the Church’s response to Hallowe’en... as well as Darth Maul’s double-bladed lightsaber...).  Still others take that as some sort of passive-aggressive attack on the Catholic Church (which comes out of some understandable over-sensitivity, but ignores the fact that pretty much all of the original Reformers were active, Catholic clergy)...

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10-22-17 "The Five Solas of the Reformation: Soli Deo Gloria"

I just shared something with someone yesterday that I’ve shared with various others over the years -- that sometimes, whole weeks go by where I feel shocked that I get paid to do something that’s this rewarding and this much fun... and then other weeks come by where I remind myself that it’s times like this when I earn all of that back pay...

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