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Monthly Archives: May 2013

How to Prepare for Sunday Worship June 2nd

On Fridays we’re posting a guide for how to prepare for the upcoming Sunday service. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage ahead of time, see the song list, and get your mind and heart ready. You can see some of the rationale here. There’s a whole range of choices for how

22 Answers to Questions About Reading

Why Should I Read? 1. Everyone is looking for a mentor but very few people find one. When I read, it’s as if other people pour into my life. This is especially true with biographies which usually includes key lessons a person learned over the course of their life. By reading the biography I can

Headlines That Don’t Tolerate Both Ways

June’s Atlantic front cover features the headline, “What Straights Can Learn From Same-Sex Couples: Why gay marriages tend to be happier and more intimate.” When I saw it I asked myself a question: what would happen if they published the same headline inverted? “What Same-Sex Couples Can Learn From Straights: Why straight marriages tend to

Treasuring God’s Word at Kids Club Next Week

If you’ve been around The Crossing for any length of time, you know that Kids Club is a big deal. Many kids brim with anticipation for the week and talk about it long afterward. Outside of Sunday mornings, it’s probably the event that mobilizes a greater percentage of our church than any other throughout the

Independence Day Is Just Around the Corner

Originally set aside as a holiday to remember those who served and sacrificed in the armed forces of the United States, Memorial Day has expanded in the minds of many to include anyone and everyone who has passed on. A quick trip to any local cemetery will serve to confirm that fresh flowers have been

Songs and Scenes from Sunday, May 26, 2013

Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of the songs and liturgy featured in The Crossing’s Sunday services. This week’s service was planned and lead by David Cover. Scott Myers provided photos to give a glimpse into Sunday morning life at The Crossing. You’ll also find links in the song titles that will allow

How to Prepare for Sunday May 26th

We are trying something new on the blog. On Fridays we’ll post a guide for how to prepare for the upcoming Sunday service. It gives you a chance to read the Bible passage ahead of time, see the song list, and get your mind and heart ready. You can see some of the rationale in

“Sensible” Men and “Sensible” Science

Behind every word is a story. Take the word “primitive.” In modern use it’s either technical (i.e. primitive tools or societies) or pejorative (he’s just primitive in his thinking). In both cases “primitive” describes a time or person or culture or worldview that’s lesser than today. Primitive tools are lesser tools. Primitive thinking is lesser thinking.

Point of Focus: “Children of God”

Songs and Scenes from Sunday, May 19, 2013

Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of the songs and liturgy featured in The Crossing’s Sunday services. Lana Eklund provided photos to give a glimpse into Sunday morning life at The Crossing. You’ll also find links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs where available.