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Pastor's Briefing: When Does Life Begin?

Earlier this month I read a very important article titled, I Asked Thousands of Biologists When Life Begins. The Answer Wasn't Popular, by researcher Steve Jacobs, who has a Phd from the University of Chicago. Jacobs surveyed professors in biology departments from over 1000 institutions around the world. He wanted to learn their answer to the question of When does human li...

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Fighting for Joy in the Desert

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practical thoughts for dealing with a season of spiritual dryness...

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Tools

In a recent video, that came up as a suggestion for me, the narrator posited a fallacy: The tool you are waiting to acquire is not what is keeping you from completing a project or idea....

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Too busy to pray......

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Are we too busy to pray?...

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Pastor Briefing: Semper Reformanda

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With Reformation Sunday coming at the end of the month, I thought it timely to discuss a valuable principle from church history......

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Our Pastor Emeritus

Glen Francis

As Rich Lanning so eloquently put it Sunday during our worship service, "It is right to give honor where honor is due." He was referring to the bestowing of the distinguished honor of Pastor Emeritus to our former pastor, Reverend Glen Francis. Glen was one of the four original pastors when the Evangelical Community Church (ECC) began in 1996. He is credited for not only ...

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Not in Me

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Grace is Not a Bargaining Tool...

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A Review from Sing! Conference 2019

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A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the Sing! Conference in Nashville, hosted by Getty Music....

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Pastor Briefing: Perspective from the Paralytic

Recently, I was thinking about the paralytic described in Mark's gospel and how Jesus' interaction with the paralytic illustrates the priority of our spiritual needs. The paralytic was the man made famous when he was lowered through the rooftop of a crowded home into the presence of Jesus (Mark 2:1-12). The paralytic's friends had faith that Jesus could heal him. Hence, I ...

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Sunday School Kickoff!

Sunday School Kickoff!

The Sunday School year is about to begin!...

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