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Loved and Wanted

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7.8.2021
Two Poor Reasons for Rejecting Critical Race Theory

I hadn’t heard of critical race theory (CRT) until a year ago when a pastor in another community reached out to me...

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7.16.2020
Facing injustice? Always pray. Don't give up.

In the Gospel of Luke (chapter 18) Jesus tells a story about a destitute widow who had experienced a grave injustice...

growing spiritually
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4.14.2020
Let's not call COVID19 the "Chinese" or "Wuhan" virus

Calling it the “Chinese virus” only instigates blame, racism, and hatred against Asians—here and abroad.

growing spiritually
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2.5.2020
Truth in an Age of Disinformation

I’m doing a series on tough issues facing the church in the decade ahead. Last week our topic was Truth in an Age of Disinformation.

growing spiritually
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11.9.2019
I was a stranger and you deported me. - Jesus

Jesus taught that our attitudes and actions toward immigrants reflect our attitudes and actions toward him.

growing spiritually
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2.20.2019
Theology in the Raw and Q Podcasts

Every time I listen to the Raw and Q podcast, I think, "That's how I want Central to do church."

growing spiritually
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1.1.2019
How to Have a Relationship with God

To have a relationship with God we need a spiritual birth, first, something needs to come alive within us spiritually.

growing spiritually
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community
1.1.2019
What Spiritual Maturity Looks Like

One of Central’s goals is to help each member grow spiritually. We measure spiritual growth by the standards that Jesus set in the New Testament

growing spiritually
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5.9.2017
Loving, and Being Loved by my Muslim Neighbors

It never crossed my mind that the mosque would be a place where friendships could form...

Growing Spiritually
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community
9.11.2022
Loved and Wanted

Growing Spiritually
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8.30.2022
Seeing the Invisible

Jeff challenges us to take time to see and care for those who often get ignored in our city, those who are mentally ill and homeless.

Growing Spiritually
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7.26.2022
The Price of Ministry

Jeff Cook reflects on lessons learned about spiritual depression from one of the greatest preachers of the 1800's, Charles Spurgeon.

Growing Spiritually
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community
7.8.2022
How to Become a Christian

One becomes a Christian by believing in Jesus and seeking to follow him.

Growing Spiritually
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1.13.2022
The Incredulity of Folks like Thomas

As a college student I was required to take a course on the arts called "Man and the Arts” and I hated it...

Growing Spiritually
at central
community
11.9.2019
I was a stranger and you deported me. - Jesus

Jesus taught that our attitudes and actions toward immigrants reflect our attitudes and actions toward him.

Growing Spiritually
at central
community
1.1.2019
How to Have a Relationship with God

To have a relationship with God we need a spiritual birth, first, something needs to come alive within us spiritually.

Growing Spiritually
at central
community
1.1.2019
What Spiritual Maturity Looks Like

One of Central’s goals is to help each member grow spiritually. We measure spiritual growth by the standards that Jesus set in the New Testament

Growing Spiritually
at central
community
4.1.2017
Spending Time Like Your Spend Your Money

Just as time is money, so good time management resembles good money management. Here's how I'm learning to invest time.

growing spiritually
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community
9.3.2022
Loving Thy Muslim/Christian Neighbor

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