August, 2011

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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Why Are We Named “The Crossing?”

Keith and I answered that question eleven years ago when we wrote out our Mission and Core Values. When you start a new church, as we did eleven years ago, what you name it is kind of a big deal. It needs to capture the imagination of what and who we wanted to be as

A New Religious Test?

“If a candidate for president said he believed that space aliens dwell among us, would that affect your willingness to vote for him? Personally, I might not disqualify him out of hand; one out of three Americans believe we have had Visitors and, hey, who knows? But I would certainly want to ask a few

Seek the Flourishing of the University (Part 2 of 2)

An Interview with Steven Garber of The Washington Institute Steven Garber is the director of the Washington Institute, which exists “to encourage the recovery of the integral relationship of faith to vocation to the responsible engagement of the culture across the country and beyond.” As a sponsoring teacher, advocate and friend of Covenant Seminary‘s D.Min.

Songs and Scenes from Sunday, August 28, 2011

This week’s Songs and Scenes features photos courtesy of Scott Patrick Myers. You’ll find links in the song titles which allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs (when available). This setlist, along with many other churches, is archived at the Sunday Setlist blog at The Worship Community. We began our service with a

Links of the Week

Vacation is nice. But it’s always amazing how much make-up you have to do the following week. In honor of going on vacation last week, here’s a simple links of the week post for you. Mizzou Football season is upon us (1 and 2) – I found it neat that in one edition of the

Have Duty and Honor Become Cliche’?

Honor and duty are two reoccurring themes throughout the book of Proverbs. As we embark on a new series at The Crossing, working our way through this ancient book of wisdom, I couldn’t help but see examples of these themes in a widely circulated report from last week. The story concerned the Japanese earthquake and

Three Service Update

Everywhere I’ve gone this week, people have asked me how the first Sunday of three services went. So I thought I’d write a brief update. Last Sunday went exceptionally well in the sense that we were able to accommodate almost 2,500 people in the auditorium, 615 kids through 5th grade and 250 students in Middle