a word from the pastor

Gender Spaces within the Church

In a New York Times article, Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant reported that women who speak out in professional settings are “walking a tightrope.” According to their research, when a woman speaks, “Either she’s barely heard, or she’s judged as too aggressive. When a man says virtually the same thi...
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Integrity Check

Do you consider yourself a man of integrity? Can you say with confidence that your character exemplifies Christian beliefs and values? In recent days, well-known Christian leaders have been forced to step down from their ministries due to alleged moral failures. Perhaps it’s time to do your own i...
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The Religion of Crossfit

It should come as no surprise that, as society becomes increasingly secular, church affiliation continues to decline. What may be surprising, however, is how people are now filling the life space that used to be reserved for God and his church. A New York Times piece by Mark Oppenheimer reveals t...
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We’re All On Stage

Over the last few months I have been leading our church through the book of Ephesians and I want to expand a bit on a point I tried to make yesterday in my sermon. It is the notion that the church was intended by God to display his “manifold,” literally his “multi-colored” wisdom to the “rulers...
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Get Those Digits!

It’s hard to imagine that the dawn of email began only 25 years ago with the likes of Yahoo! Mail, AOL, and Hotmail. Today, email and instant messaging seem indispensable to how we communicate and sometimes feel like necessary evils. Misunderstanding and miscommunication are greatly increased thr...
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Trust Your Feelings?

“Summer Community” at Faith Family Church is on Wednesday nights from July through August. We meet for a meal together at 5:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m., kids and youth go to their respective programs while the adults meet for Bible study. (Consider this your invitation to join us!) For the Bible stu...
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Let Him Who Thirsts Come

We offer living water to parched souls - In the minds of Cape Town’s leaders, political ideology is more important than the life of its people. We offer living water to parched souls Because a group from our church will be traveling to South Africa this May, a recent article in The Wall Str...
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God's Frozen People

Emma Wren Gibson and mother, Tina Gibson. Photo Credit: Southern Charm Portraits You may have heard me say, tongue in cheek, that I used to pastor in New Hampshire serving God’s “frozen people.” You may have heard me say, tongue in cheek, that I used to pastor in New Hampshire serving God’s “...
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