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Jesus, Power & Privilege

The Avodah Project welcomed Andy Crouch, author and executive editor of Christianity Today this past Saturday. Andy had some compelling stuff to share on how Jesus spoke about about power and privilege – and the implications that has in the here and now. If you missed … Continue reading

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Good Friday Devotional 2016

By Iljin Cho In the Bay Area, fasting is rarely talked about or pursued. Consequently, it is convicting to know that Jesus was a fan of fasting: before starting his ministry Jesus fasted for forty days (Matthew 4:2); Jesus devoted a … Continue reading

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Come and Remember: A Meditation for Communion

By Jackie Knapp In his last meal with his disciples, Jesus gave them bread and wine and told them that whenever they gathered for this meal again, they were to eat it to remember him (Luke 22:17-20). This became known … Continue reading

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Are You Busy?

By Andrew Hoffman I recently came through a season of “busyness.” My wife and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary, our church celebrated its 10th anniversary, I was one of two presenters at a two-day forum on urban ministry, and … Continue reading

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From Sin to Savior

By Rebecca McNeil Even though I was raised in a Christian home, I never felt very connected with the church, or to God, for that matter. I accepted Christ into my heart at the age of five, and even rededicated … Continue reading

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Jesus & Philosophy (3)

[This is the third of three brief articles, intended to bolster the faith of Christians and to give them confidence when contemplating the anti-Christian viewpoints of some people in the ‘intellectual class.’]  The first article in this brief series showed … Continue reading

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Jesus & Philosophy (2)

[This is the second of three brief articles, intended to bolster the faith of Christians and to give them confidence when contemplating the anti-Christian viewpoints of some people in the ‘intellectual class.’] In the first article on this topic, we … Continue reading

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Jesus & Philosophy (1)

Wait, no, don’t run away! I can see your eyes already starting to glaze over when you see that title, and I can tell that you’re seeing that ‘(1)’ and asking yourself, “oh no — you mean there might be … Continue reading

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Good Friday Devotional 2013

Please join me as we remember — in fasting (if you are able), prayer and meditation — the final day of Jesus’ initial earthly life, as the cross loomed, and then became a very real and eternally meaningful reality. Please … Continue reading

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Thinking and Doing Equals Learning

I’ve spent most of these past few months checking off tasks from the myriad to-do lists that come with serving as pastor.  It’s been a “doer” kind of a season. As we’ve launched certain initiatives and life rolls into a … Continue reading

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