Hunker Down this Advent

Matt DampierCliffNotes

Dear Christ Church, Last Sunday ended the Christian calendar with Christ the King Sunday. This Sunday our Christian calendar resets as Advent begins. (If you want a helpful, 4 minute video on the Christian calendar this video is very helpful!) … Read More

The Great Thanksgiving

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

Dear Christ Church, In our church, every Sunday is Thanksgiving. At the heart of our weekly family meal, Holy Eucharist, is a section of prayer called “The Great Thanksgiving,” where we express our gratitude for God’s creation, redemption, and sanctification. … Read More

A Long Obedience

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

Dear Christ Church, “The essential thing in ‘heaven and earth’ is that there should be a long obedience in the same direction.” You might have heard this phrase before, either in the title of this excellent book by Eugene Peterson, … Read More

“Take Care, My Friend”

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

Dear Christ Church, “Take care, my friend.” Dr. Don Lewis, a friend (and professor and fellow Anglican) from my seminary days, always concluded conversations or time together with these words, “Take care, my friend.” It’s such a powerful way to … Read More

Hodgepodge Friday

Rev. Cliff WarnerCliffNotes

Dear Christ Church, What new thing in your life or household will endure beyond the pandemic? One of the pandemic-born but durable practices in the life of Christ Church is Midday Prayer. This is one of the daily ancient prayer … Read More