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Common Ground, Holy Ground

In Revelation 22, John describes the garden of Eden in a fully restored state. Except it’s no longer simply a garden, but a garden within a city where the tree of life spans both sides of a crystal clear river. The whole image is breathtaking, but the part of the description that captures me most […]

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Changing Seasons

I need a new season! And no, it’s not because I’m over the heat and humidity of the South Carolina lowcountry in July (but, seriously!). It actually has nothing to do with the weather at all. Maybe it’s being in a no-sleep-ever-I’d-rather-party-all-night-long season with my 2-yr old that just might be my end, or my […]

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Summer Reading Challenge – Final Week!

It’s the final week of our summer reading challenge, and the readings are listed below. Feel free to cram all of the readings you missed into this week, or perhaps a better idea would be to go back anytime you want and set up your own schedule for reading. As always, I’d love to hear […]

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Summer Reading Challenge

Sorry I’m just now posting this! Here are this week’s readings for the summer reading challenge. This week, we’re talking about the Church. How is the Church different today? How is it the same? My prayer for the Church today: Make us dangerous and keep us faithful to Christ alone! Happy reading! Sunday – Acts […]

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Summer Reading Challenge, week 5

Who’s still in the challenge? What are you learning? What has surprised you? This week’s readings follow the Israelites from exile back home with the daunting task of rebuilding. Moving is hard, and sometimes coming home is the hardest! Here are this week’s readings: Sunday – Ezra 1:1-11, 3:1-13, 4:1-24 Monday – Ezra 5:1-7:28 Tuesday […]

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Honoring God’s Word

Today’s guest post is from Friar Dixon, Discipleship Pastor at Ashley Ridge Church. In addition to leading the student, groups and outreach ministries at Ashley Ridge, Friar is also raising two boys with his wife Natalie and continuing to master his foosball skills. Check out what he has to say about the wide-eye’d wonder of King […]

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Kings to Exile

It’s week four of the summer reading challenge and we’re going to be hearing a lot from the prophets about the Israelites time in exile. Check back for some thoughts through the week and be sure to share your thoughts and questions in the comments! Here are this week’s readings: Sunday – 2 Kings 17:1-23, 24:18-25:21; […]

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It’s week 3 of our summer reading challenge and we’re heading from the Judges to the Kings. Despite God’s repeated warnings, Israel wants a king they can see and they are willing to challenge the King of Kings to get their way. Spoiler alert: there are some good kings and some bad kings, but in […]

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Friends of a High and Holy God

I was interviewed last week by a professor from Duke on the subject of “contemporary worship.” In the course of our conversation, he used the phrase “Lovin’ on Jesus” to describe the prevailing movement of the last 50 years influencing many of our present day worship patterns. Before we go any further, it’s important to […]

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Summer Reading Challenge, week 2

Here are the week 2 readings for our summer challenge. Check back through the week for some thoughts and be sure to share your own in the comments! Happy reading! Sunday – Exodus 1:1-3:22 Monday – Exodus 16:1-20:21 Tuesday – Joshua 1:1-3:17 Wednesday – Judges 2:6-4:24 Thursday – Judges 6:11-8:35 Friday – Judges 13:1-16:31, 21:25 Saturday – Ruth 1:1-4:22

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