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Take Your Eyes Off the Road

by Ken

A few weeks ago, Beth and I were able to go visit close friends in the mountains of North Carolina.  Seriously…their cabin was snuggled in right next to the foot of Mt. Mitchell and right beside a beautiful mountain creek.  There were some sights to be seen.  I left on Sunday morning to go on […]

Harpoons & Rest

by Ken

Why are my Monday’s so hard? This has been the question in my mind over the past few weeks.  Every Monday morning, I sit down and make my project list for the week.  Lately, it’s been pretty full.  Between working to equip Cross City Church, a full-time job search, and involvement in other pursuits; Mondays […]

Summer on Mission

by Ken

As Summer rapidly approaches, we thought it may be helpful to post something specifically about how to make the most out of your summer on mission.  As missionaries whom God has sent to our neighborhoods and cities, we want to always be thinking about how God may use us and our Summer to show our […]

Stop Eating Snow

by Ken

Snow Day!  I loved to hear those two words as a kid.  These beautiful words (at least in the eye of the beholder) meant that my brother, sister, and I got to spend the day exploring the great white wilderness that was our backyard.  As the day wore on and we became thirsty, it seemed […]

So…God’s Plan Actually Works?

by Ken

Three weeks ago, Thomas stood in a feed trough full of cold water ready to declare (through Baptism) his new life in Jesus.  As he went under the water, his action declared, “I have died to my sin and to my self with Jesus”.  As he came up out of the water, his action joyfully […]

All Things for Our Good? Defining our “Good”

by Ken

What’s the most commonly remembered “promise” that we look to, or quote for others when trials and disaster come?  While I know there are many, I would venture to say that Romans 8:28 is near the top of every Christian’s list: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for […]

“Check Engine” Lights: The Missionary Identity

by Ken

Two weeks ago, we looked at some signs that warn us we may not be believing and living out our “Family” identity.  Today, we look at our “Missionary” identity. Both the Family and Missionary identities flow out of the Story of God…the good news of His reign over redeemed humanity and creation through Jesus Christ.  […]

“Check Engine” Lights: The Family Identity

by Ken

At Cross City Church, one of the core things we understand about our identity is that we are “family.” “Family” is an identity-level concern for us because we believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ reshapes who we are.  The Gospel is all about Jesus changing us from isolated, self-centered individuals to family members…sons and daughters […]

Reading the Psalms as a Rebellious Man

by Ken

Our church family just began (this past Sunday) learning from the Psalms in our Sunday gatherings.  For anyone who every opens a Bible to read it, the Psalms are often turned to the most.  You know those mini Bibles that you can find in hotel rooms and get handed out by guys called the Gideons […]

Gospel Acupuncture

by Ken

The idea of getting pricked with tiny needles isn’t appealing at all to me.  Even less appealing is paying someone to poke you with tiny needles. For all you acupuncturists and acupuncturees (?) out there, don’t be too offended.  I’ve never tried it and am sure there’s more benefit to it then I am conceding.  […]