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BREAKING NEWS: Christ South is moving!

May 19, 2020

The HISTORY: “Think proactive, not reactive.” That was on our lips as we gathered together the Discernment and Operational Leadership Tea...

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Dear 2020 College Graduates,

May 12, 2020

I believe in you. You were thrown a very strange curve ball your senior year. Instead of celebrating your commencement on campus this May...

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Where Two or Three are Gathered… on Zoom

May 5, 2020

It has been too long since we have been able to come together in the sanctuary for worship. I miss seeing everyone as we gather in the pew...

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Good Wind

April 28, 2020

“There isn’t an ill wind that doesn’t blow some good.” You might remember me sharing this statement that Mom would always say when faced w...

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Online Worship After COVID-19

April 22, 2020

Let’s begin by removing the word virtual from our vocabulary when it comes to watching worship online. Virtual assumes it is less than r...

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Lord, give me patience!

April 13, 2020

“Lord, give me patience.” That seems to be the prayer that I’m saying most often lately. In my normal life, pre- coronavirus, I have vari...

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"Ok, Ok, What's Next?"

April 6, 2020

Alright y’all. There is funky news EVERYWHERE. I can handle it every once in a while, but it seems like that’s all I am seeing. And I get...

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Martin Luther on Covid-19

March 30, 2020

When the world felt dark and scary, Martin Luther turned to ancient lyrics and used them to write his most famous hymn, A Mighty Fortress...

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Response in a Crisis

March 23, 2020

Individually and collectively, we want to be a non-anxious and helpful presence in any crisis. I am always encouraged because the good (a...

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Just the Way You Are

March 17, 2020

…Or maybe I should say, “Just the way things were.” Isn’t that how we want things to be? Just like they were? You know, thriving stock ma...

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The Sandwich Years

March 10, 2020

Being an empty nester was short lived. I’m pretty sure it lasted ten months from August of 2012 to May of 2013. Ah, I remember it well! B...

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Stop Being a Chicken, Church!

March 2, 2020

When I was growing up, I remember this old folk tale. For me it was Henny Penny, but it’s known by lots of names: Chicken Little, Goosey ...

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Friends

February 24, 2020

I saw this post the other day that I thought was so funny. It said, “Nobody talks about Jesus’ miracle of having 12 close friends in his ...

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Who is your St. Timothy?

February 18, 2020

Every time we have a New Member class at Christ Providence, we ask each person the question: “Who is your St. Andrew?” We explain how the...

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Living with Fear

February 11, 2020

So, now this seems to have turned into an annual thing: the non-pastors on our church leadership staff get scheduled to blog. And I hav...

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