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A couple of years ago, one of our covenant members asked me to be a reference for a program she was applying for called Leadership Rowan.  After looking more into the program, I decided not only to serve as a reference, but to also apply myself.  Several of you may be familiar with or have […]

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A Church of Irresistible Influence

Almost two years go, we appointed a team of people among our church family to spearhead our missional reach as a church, both locally and internationally.  Our Missions Team has since been working to help deepen relationship with our ministry partners, while mobilizing both covenant members, attenders and guests to be living expressions of the love of Christ by serving […]

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Freedom Carries Responsibility

The late English writer, journalist, philosopher and theologian, G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “America is the only country ever founded on a creed.”  The creed he was referring to is found in the first line of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, which states the following: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are […]

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The Back of God

In Exodus 33, we find an interesting interaction between Moses and God (as if each interaction isn’t already interesting enough!).  In verse 18, Moses makes a rather odd but direct request of God; “…show me your glory.”  It’s an oddrequest only when you consider all that Moses has seen and experienced up to this point.  But Moses […]

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Carrying The Fire

And other reflections on growing up in the traditional church Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.Proverbs 22:6 I grew up attending Sunday services at a small, rural United Methodist Church in eastern Rockingham county – a solid 30-35 minute drive one way […]

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