Category Archives: Michael’s Blog

Four Reasons Why Jesus Should Captive Your Mind More Than the President

I recently wrote an article for an organization called Missio Alliance. I recommend checking them out and, if you like the articles, podcasts, and other media they curate, subscribing to their weekly e-newsletter. If you’re interested, here’s an introductory paragraph … Continue reading

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What’cha Reading: Book 1, Part 2

I recently started a new blog series called Whatcha Reading. My inaugural post was part 1 of a review of a book called Unfettered Hope by theologian Marva Dawn. Due to the density of this book, I decided to break … Continue reading

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Epiphany: Discovering and Display Jesus

January 6th was the first day of Epiphany. Since many Christians are not familiar with this season of the Christian Year, I want to post an excerpt from a booklet I wrote a couple years ago called Time for God: An Introduction … Continue reading

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A Profound Imprint: A Team Member Reflects on Her Experience in Njuruta, Kenya

In the previous post, I explained Advent Conspiracy – how every year we challenge ourselves as a church family to prayerfully consider spending less and giving more. I described how this year we have the opportunity to provide desks for every student … Continue reading

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The Gift of a Desk: An Advent Conspiracy Project

Every first grader has her or his own set of challenges. Mine involved things like struggling to beat the best tetherball player at recess or coping with the fact that everyone else seemed to have better items in their lunch box than … Continue reading

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Responding to the Election Results

Unless you live under a rock, you’ve heard the news that is taking the world by storm. Some are calling it the biggest political upset in modern history. On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the … Continue reading

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A Guide for Lent

This is an excerpt from ‘TIME FOR GOD: An Introduction to Living the Christian Year’, a resource written by one of our pastors, Michael Carlson. We pray this encourages you to encounter Jesus afresh as together we look towards Easter. LENT season … Continue reading

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