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Christy's Comics - The Relevant Bible

Posted by Christy Drechsel on Mon, May 16, 2016 @ 12:58 PM

I’ve recently found a renewed love for the Bible. You may be asking yourself how a minister fell out of love with the Bible. I didn’t completely fall out of love with the Bible, but to be honest with you and myself – there are times when I am not sure an almost 2000-year-old collection of even older writings has anything to tell me in today’s world. Maybe it is just me, but I bet some of you have the same feelings from time to time.

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Tom' Turn - Loving People More Than Outrage

Posted by Tom Plumbley on Mon, May 09, 2016 @ 02:43 PM

The Elevator Speech: This is a church where we quite regularly find the Table of the Lord is even bigger than we want it to be; where we find the Good News is that God is more gracious than even I want God to be.

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Christy's Comics - Jesus "the Question Planter"

Posted by Christy Drechsel on Mon, May 02, 2016 @ 04:50 PM

If I have said it once, I have said it 1,000 times. The Jesus (and God for that matter) that I believe in asks more questions than provides answers. There are many reasons I have come to this conclusion. The one that has been sitting with me recently is how scary “certainty” is these days. We live our lives in a world that needs you to be 100% in one camp or the other. The problem is that you can be so firm in your particular camp that you cannot see the other camp.

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Tom's Turn - We Refuse to be a Stumbling Block The Elevator Speech, Take 3

Posted by Tom Plumbley on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 10:26 AM

The Elevator Speech: This is a church where we quite regularly find the Table of the Lord is even bigger than we want it to be; where we find the Good News is that God is more gracious than even I want God to be.

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Christy's Comics - Don't Be Afraid to Look Back

Posted by Christy Drechsel on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 @ 04:46 PM

Wouldn’t it be nice if the authors of the Gospels had paid closer attention and taken better notes? We wouldn’t have different versions of the same story. We know, though, that they didn’t take notes – at least not the way this cartoon is depicting – they each wrote to different people in different contexts, and that they each wrote with a different focus to their message.

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Tom’s Turn—Folks May Be Nicer Than They Appear The Elevator Speech, Take 2

Posted by Tom Plumbley on Tue, Apr 19, 2016 @ 04:53 PM

Elevaor.jpgThe Elevator Speech: This is a church where we quite regularly find the Table of the Lord is even bigger than we want it to be; where we find the Good News is that God is more gracious than even I want God to be.

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Christy's Comics - Just Be

Posted by Christy Drechsel on Wed, Apr 13, 2016 @ 04:00 PM

   God is always around us, even when we are not aware. I know that is not a new statement. I know you have heard it a time or two. It is a statement that needs to be repeated over and over again, though. For one reason, we forget. For another, we need to keep it in the front of our minds so that we see God at work in our lives.

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Estate Planning Workshop

Posted by Ann Graham on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 @ 01:40 PM

 

Shelly Skeen, Attorney with BFS Law Group in Richardson, has graciously volunteered to lead an informal Estate / Financial Planning Workshop at FCC free of charge. Shelly will explain why it is important to have documents in place ahead of time, and will share some tips on what you need to be doing now to protect yourself and your family for peace of mind. Everyone can benefit from this workshop!

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Tom's Turn - You Need an Elevator Speech

Posted by Tom Plumbley on Mon, Apr 11, 2016 @ 01:00 PM

stuck_in_elevator.jpgOne of our faithful and very experienced elders approached me after worship Sunday. She wanted to report a conversation she had just had with a visitor. The guest had been impressed with how “UN-welcoming” the outside of our building appears, but also with how “VERY welcoming” we were once she came inside. That part of the conversation tells us some things we need to hear, both as affirmation and as challenge. But that’s not the part of the elder’s story that intrigued me most. For then she went on to say that the visitor had asked her one of those questions that’s very difficult to answer quickly. It was one of those, “What does this church believe about X?” questions, the kind that make us nervous because people in “this church” have a wide variety of beliefs about “X.” But it was also one of those questions that, when answered, allows the questioner to pigeon-hole the church as either being “on their side” or being on the “wrong” side.

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Christy's Comics - Our Best Selves

Posted by Christy Drechsel on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 @ 10:33 AM

Ten years ago Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Eat, Pray, Love was released; shortly after it was made into a movie starring Julia Roberts. Gilbert appeared to have it all in life, but was unhappy. She felt full of panic and confusion. She decided to make some radical changes in her life and set off on a trip across the world to discover her true self. The book is the story of this adventure and it inspired millions of people to do a little searching for their best selves as well.

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