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The Leper is My Brother

After six months of living in an inner city area i have begun to see prejudice arise within me, prejudice especially towards modern day lepers.

In Matthew 8 we are given an account of Jesus’ run in with a diseased man, a leper. If we take the time to live into the story and not just read over it we find that this man comes to Jesus...

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Mission and Community

After spending time in tightly knit Christian communities that thrived because of their love for each other and their welcoming atmosphere I became concerned that we desired simple friendships more than we desired to live as community on a mission to proclaim the Gospel. While these communities seemed healthy on the outside...

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On Staying, for better or worse

If anything characterized the first 6 years of my adult life it was change. Movement was a rhythm of sorts, as sure as the changing seasons. Each fall and summer of my college days, I would pack my little Honda Accord so full of stuff I couldn’t see out the passenger side window and made the trek from Ohio to Michigan. Each new year brought with it fresh scenery, new roommates, unfamiliar classes, a different way to rearrange the bunk beds.

After graduating, I moved from the small town I'd called home my whole life to a tiny apartment in the big city. And then there was that other teensy bit of a life change called marriage...

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Great New Resource

Please go check out this great new resource, New City Catechism.  This has been put together by Tim Keller and it's an updated version of the Westminster & Heidelberg Catechism.  There are 52 questions and answers, and with each Q&A there are Bible verses that the answer comes from, a short commentary giving fuller explanation, and a prayer related to embracing the truth of the doctrine being studied.  The idea of this new resource is that folks would commit to memorizing and studying this over the next year (one a week).  I commend this to you and would encourage you to go after memorizing and studying it for a year.

You can study it online and/or there's an app!

http://www.newcitycatechism.com

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