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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mission Spotlight: Racefield School Part 2

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Another note with more photos came this week from Racefield School:

May God bless you and the entire church for your wonderful help. The solar system is working perfectly as you’ll see in the pictures. Give our love and appreciation to the pastor and the church.                                                          

God bless you, 

Sammy and Felistus

Getting Ready for Sunday February 28th at The Crossing

This week we have a guest on Sunday morning. Scott Sauls, pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, is joining us. He’s speaking at the Crossing College Conference this weekend and sticking around for Sunday morning. He will preach from 1 Timothy 6:3–8 in a sermon entitled, “Redeeming Differences in a Culture of Outrage.” The

Three Views Of Marriage. Do You Have The Right One?

This week David Brooks, columnist for the New York Times, outlined three very different views of marriage and suggested that the view you subscribe to will go a long way in determining what kind of marriage you have as well as how satisfied you are with it.

Hey, I want credit for that!

We were talking in one of my leadership small groups recently how easy it is to pass blame. I shared about a video called “Damn You, Steve” from Brené Brown. I followed up with how Charles and I often now will call each other out when we think the other might be passing blame. We will say, “Don’t you ‘Damn you Steve’ me!” The girls and I had a good laugh, and we moved on.

After the small group I added the “Damn You Steve” video to potential blog ideas. I thought this would be a great topic and put a video in front of people that they probably hadn’t come across before.

Fast forward a few weeks, and I’m sitting in the service on Sunday, and I watch Keith introduce this same video to the whole congregation. And there you go. Over 3,000 people on Sunday watching the video.

One of the women in the small group saw me in the foyer after the service. “Erin, I couldn’t help but think of you during the whole ‘Damn You Steve’ video,” she told me.

We laughed, but as I walked away, I thought to myself. “Hey, it’s not ‘Damn You Steve.’ This time, it’s not Steve, it’s Keith! You took my idea.”*

Now I genuinely mean this tongue in cheek. I’m not bothered at all. Maybe he took my first idea, but as I reflected I began to think God had another lesson for me to learn.

Is Jesus a Democrat or a Republican?

Would Jesus be a Democrat or a Republican? Is he a liberal or conservative? Unspoken or not, those are common enough questions for many Americans—particularly those of us who claim to be his followers.

So is there a right answer?

The End of All Goodbyes

Mark 12:24-27: Jesus said to [the Sadducees, who deny the resurrection], “Is this not the reason you are wrong, because you know neither the Scriptures nor the power of God? For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. And as for the

Songs and Scenes: February 21, 2016

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Songs and Scenes is a weekly blog review of songs, readings and prayers featured in The Crossing’s Sunday morning liturgy. This week, we’re trying something new. We’ve included a link to a Spotify playlist of Sunday’s songs so you can enjoy listening to them throughout your week. This week’s liturgy recap features photos by Scott Myers.