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9:30 am Kid City and Adult Education Hour
10:30 am    Morning Service and Big Picture Kids
6:00 pm Evening Service (@ Bond Chapel)

North Side Notes

Notes from Transgender Pub Talk

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Here are some rough notes from my talk on transgenderism at the Pub Talk on 9/24/17. Definitions and Understanding From the perspective of a transgender scientist Here are some definitions and quotes from Thomas Bevan, Being Transgender: What You Should Know. Bevan is a scientist and...

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Why our Sunday service is the way it is

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Every church service, no matter how formal or informal, no matter how traditional or contemporary, has an order to it. That order is probably pretty consistent week to week. It'll have roughly the same amount of songs, the same amount of prayer, the same length of sermon, and the same starting...

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On Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

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In such a short amount of time two black men - Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in St. Paul - were shot to death by white police officers. Sterling's death was recorded by multiple camera phones and made public. Castile's death was recorded by his girlfriend in the immediate...

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Why I gave up my smartphone

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This past Sunday after church I swung by a T-Mobile store and said that I wanted to downgrade to a dumb phone. My smart phone, a Samsung Galaxy 4 that I'd had for a couple of years, was becoming less and less reliable. The screen had been cracked since last summer, and it couldn't hold a charge...

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Truth, then Feelings

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We are unavoidably emotional people. We wouldn't be human without feelings. We would be something akin to the Borg (for you Trekkies), Cybermen (for you Whovians), or simply robots (for everyone else).  Even so, how we feel, and what's actually true, aren't always in sync. The husband...

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What's your idol?

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In my own spiritual journey, I've been helped immensely by pastors and writers on the subject of idolatry. Sin by definition is breaking God's law, but according to Scripture it's also the ways we worship and serve that which isn't God - an idol.  New Testament scholar G. K. Beale...

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Lingering and Consequential (WCF 6.5-6)

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This is part of an ongoing series in the Westminster Confession of Faith, HTC's confessional statement of faith.  In our last post we introduced the Confession's teaching on sin. Two more points remain.  First, sin lingers. Paragraph 5: This corruption of nature, during this...

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Are people basically good? (WCF 6.1-4)

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This is part of an ongoing series on the Westminster Confession of Faith, HTC's confessional statement of faith.  Os Guinness notes that the great 20th century poet W. H. Auden was once an unlikely candidate for becoming a Christian. He was a "an atheist, a left-wing socialist, a...

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Tags: evil, goodness, sin

Why we celebrate the Lord's Supper (most) every week

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One of the most vexed questions in practical Christian ministry over the past thousand years or two is how often the Lord's Supper (aka Holy Communion, aka the Eucharist) should be celebrated. Should you do it a lot, like at least once a week? Or should you not do it a lot, like a couple of...

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God's providence over good stuff and bad stuff (WCF 5.4-7)

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This is part of an ongoing series on the Westminster Confession of Faith, HTC's confessional statement of faith.  So what's the providence of God all about? The last post in this series dealt with the first half of chapter 5. This hits the second part. There's so much to say here...

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Tags: providence, sin, sovereignty, suffering

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