by Lee Hull Moses _ The events in Charlottesville last weekend have been on my mind all week. Just so we’re clear: I believe that the sin of racism is real, and it affects all of us. I believe that the views of the white nationalists who began the protest are flat-out wrong, and that… Read More →
by Lee Hull Moses — In August, we’re looking for the gospel Good News in books, movies, and musicals. This Sunday, we begin with the movie Hidden Figures, the little-known story of African-American women who worked at NASA in the 1960’s. The following is a review I wrote shortly after seeing the movie in January. It… Read More →
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“Planting a church can make a huge and lasting impression in the community it serves,” says Terrell L. McTyer, minister of New Church Strategies and church planter. “By empowering the oppressed, praying for the disenfranchised, caring for the poor and promoting hope in a fragmented world, the church can literally help change the world,” he… Read More →
by Lee Hull Moses – Well, Saturday’s our birthday, really. April 8 is the 100th anniversary the founding of the congregation that is now known as First Christian Church. I’ve spent a good bit of time this week sitting on the floor in the church hallway, outside the glass display case where we keep a… Read More →
Sunday morning small group will continue to gather on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Table Talk continues on Thursday nights and leaders are excited to announce Table Topics, to be held on Tuesday evenings. Stay tuned! January-February Worship Theme: Here I Stand Inspired by Martin Luther’s statement as he defended his… Read More →
With the parties and the special events and the cooking and the traveling and the house guests—not to mention the gifts!—Christmas can quickly become a season of tremendous stress and excess. That’s why it’s good to start planning now. No, not your shopping list or your guest list. How can you intentionally observe this season… Read More →
by Spencer Smith — Toward the end of my 10th grade year (which I can’t believe was about 34 years ago!), Janet Wagoner really promoted me on the idea of going to church camp at Christmount. I had never been to church camp, and she practically had to twist my arm to get me to… Read More →