March, 2014

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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Coffee, Kiddos and Canines

One morning, not all that long ago, I had a rough start to my day. I woke up late after a restless, interrupted night of sleep, and completely missed my opportunity to exercise. My life is such that if I don’t get up at an ungodly hour to exercise, it simply doesn’t happen. Realizing I’d

Getting Ready for Sunday Mar. 30th at The Crossing

On Fridays we 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 here. On Sunday Dave Cover will continue our sermon

Crouching at Every Doorstep

One of my older sisters lives in Vermont, so over the past 20 years or so I’ve traveled there several times. On every trip, I found myself very much enjoying the “rustic beauty” that informs both the countryside and the friendly small towns strewn along its two-lane highways. As a tourist dropping in and out

Songs and Scenes: Sunday, March 23, 2014

Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of the songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday liturgy. Our friend, Scott Myers, took photos of corporate worship this morning. There are links in the song titles that will allow you to purchase recorded versions of the songs when available. 1. Call to Worship:

Getting Ready for Sunday Mar. 23rd at The Crossing

On Fridays we 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 here. On Sunday Charles Anderson will continue our sermon

A Problem for Atheists

Atheists and agnostics often cite the existence of evil in the universe as a real problem for anyone who believes in a traditional notion of God. And the argument is not without force. At some point, nearly everyone—believer and skeptic alike—wrestles with the difficulty of an all-good, all-powerful God presiding over a world in which

A Blessed Mess

Our church, The Crossing, is growing. A lot. “With rapid growth, we experience problems.” Pastor Keith Simon’s message yesterday certainly made that clear. Paraphrasing some of what Keith had to say, my husband and I can both vouch for the truth that how we view our problems – large and small – makes all the