Fall Kickoff

Dear Christ Church, We yearn for true connection and community. We need it and . . . it costs us. You’ve heard the axioms: “nothing worth having or doing comes easy” or “no pain, no gain” or the wisdom of Jesus that tells us “unless a seed falls to the ground and dies, it remains …

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Pray and Work

This week’s guest post is written by Beau Pruitt, Director of Student Ministries Dear Christ Church, Some of you may be familiar with the Latin phrase, Ora et labora, as made famous by St. Benedict of Nursia from the late 5th/early 6th century. This phrase and the spiritual tradition it connotes has developed and expanded in …

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Hodgepodge Friday

Dear Christ Church, In a nutshell, here’s the good message of Christian faith: “God is love; the love that is God is crucified love; we are called to friendship with the risen Jesus; we cannot love God if we do not love each other; and we live out our love from the community created by …

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Come to the Table

Dear Christ Church, It’s “a taste of things to come;” that’s one way of understanding Holy Communion. Everyone is invited, from all walks of life. We all get to share in this meal that is a foretaste of the Great Banquet we will someday enjoy in the face-to-face presence of Jesus Christ, the host. People …

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Wild Wonder Camp Recap

This week’s guest post is by Christ Church parishioner Natalie Rutherford. Dear Christ Church, I write to you with a full heart after leading Christ Church kids throughARocha’s  Creation Care Camp, Wild Wonder. It was a joy and delight to hit pause on screens and traditional summer entertainment and let nature entertain for the week. …

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Hodgepodge Friday

Dear Christ Church, Everyday, within us and around us, we hear echoes. Those echoes are things like our yearning for relational connection, beauty, wrongs to be made right, and a sense of transcendent wonder and awe. These are echoes of a Voice; they indicate a source. The Christian story makes sense of these echoes, revealing …

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