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Jun
30
2015

There has been lots of chatter out in "internet world" about how the church should respond to the normalization of same sex marriage via the recent decision of the American Supreme Court.  I haven't felt the need to wade into that as of yet because so many folks have already done so and I'm not sure my voice would add anything of significance at this point.  For some excellent treatments see here, here and here. However, one of our congregants asked me to respond to an...keep reading»»


Jun
12
2015

The final Assembly reflection has been posted - you can find it here.  You can find the others by going back to the home page.  Have a great weekend and we'll see you on the Lord's Day!  I am so looking forward to getting back into the text!   Also, don't forget about Communion with God this Sunday evening.   See you then! Pastor Paulkeep reading»»


Jun
11
2015

Live Blogging Assembly 2015

Category: General

If you would like to track with the goings on at Assembly 2015 you can check in at the discussion site over the next couple of days for reflections and summaries.  A few thoughts from this morning can be found here. I won't fill your inbox with notifications on each new posting, so you can just check back in from time to time.  You can also "like" Covenant Life Renewal Society on Facebook for notifications. Blessings, Pastor Paulkeep reading»»


Jun
11
2015

WTTB: Isaiah 43

Category: WTTB Reflections

Ryan Shevalier, one of our summer ministry interns is sharing with us insights into Isaiah 43:1-2, our memory verses for June and our reading for today. This morning in our RMM reading’s we read the forty-third chapter of Isaiah. This chapter began with the following three verses: “But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be...keep reading»»


Jun
10
2015

As many of you know our denomination is having its annual Assembly starting today and running through Saturday. Several of us from the church will be attending as delegates.  I've written something for our CLRA group to help them prepare for the experience, given what they are likely to hear from the advertized speaker and program.  You might find it interesting in terms of learning what is going on down there, or you might use it to pray for those of us serving as delegates....keep reading»»


Jun
09
2015

 It's sermon prep day for me but I needed to respond to something that just hit the news last night.  Many of you will have heard that Dr. Tony Campolo just released a statement indicating that he now supports same sex marriage.  If you are my age you may remember when Tony Campolo was almost the voice of Evangelicalism for a certain generation.  He was the grand Evenagelical story teller and he launched a wave of young people (who are now middle aged people!) into a more...keep reading»»


Jun
08
2015

Several folks have asked me to comment on the two scandals blowing through the church at this time; the one related to the Duggars on TLC and the other emerging out of the Village Church in Dallas.  I didn't want to post anything until after I had the chance to attend the Village Church this past Sunday.  This isn't really an article about those various stories.  There are plenty of articles available on that. This is a reflection on what they have in common and what they seem to...keep reading»»


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