church Tag

08 Aug Church, Do Not Despair!

Much has been made of the decline of the Church, particularly mainline churches, over the past several decades.   Dropping attendance, inability to maintain buildings and property, loss of influence in the public sphere, the emergence of the “spiritual but not religious”—take your pick, there...

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17 May Sin: Not a Popular Topic

This past weekend I spent two days in the dirt. On Friday I planted flower pots, pruned bushes, mowed the grass, put down mulch, and declared the deck “open for business” after hanging baskets and pots were moved into place. On Saturday I worked on...

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19 Apr Saints and Sinners: The Miracle of Church

Saints and Sinners:  The Miracle of Church Acts 18:24-19:7 and Ephesians 1:1-2, 4:1-3 April 15, 2018 Michelle Fincher Calvary Presbyterian Church Wendell Berry, the American novelist, poet and cultural critic has famously observed that, “We think it ordinary to spend twelve or sixteen or twenty years of a person’s life...

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