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The Gift of Singleness

Pastor Duane said many important things yesterday about how we should approach relationships, especially dating and marriage. He shared with us the startling statistic that unmarried adults in America now outnumber those who are married. It’s difficult to believe that is reality if we spend a lot of time in fellowship with other Christians. Singleness still seems to...

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Tragedy Experienced (firsthand) at the Boston Marathon

Grant Buchholtz, an Evangelical Covenant Church short-term missionary to Japan who is home on assignment, wrote this firsthand article about running in the Boston Marathon....

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Walking a Fine Line

This bend toward individualism is an ongoing battle within every church, including ours. Are we going through the motions of "doing church" or are we committed to actively "be the body of Christ"? Do we forgo opportunities to be involved and serve? Do we have a tendency toward personal comfort and convenience or a commitment to foster authentic Christian community? Do ...

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Is Global Missions a Waste of Time?

Is global missions a waste of time? After all, why worry about Colombia when there is so much need in Chandler? Why spend ourselves on people we don’t know, when there are so many people without Christ we do know? In this weeks article Pastor Brandon tackles these important questions and gives a fresh insight into the heart and strategy of our Missionary God. ...

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John 19:26 - Woman, behold your son

Picture Jesus swollen and tattooed with bruises, stripped of his clothes, adorned with a crown of thorns, with pieces of metal pounded through his hands and feet. He hangs vulnerable and in pain in front of enemies and followers and his mother Mary. In the midst of this great suffering, Jesus looks down at his mother and says, “Woman, behold your son.”...

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