What a Community Leader Said He Can’t Do That Only Churches Can Do Regarding Race

    Last night Memphis pastors and police prayed with one another and listened to each other in the aftermath of shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas. It was the largest gathering of white and black faith leaders I’d seen in Memphis. Perhaps the most senior pastor in attendance shared a story of marching down […]

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20160522- WHen God Hides Sermon Series

When God Hides: The Obligation of Celebration (Esther 9-10) Chris Altrock – July 10, 2016

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series When God Hides

Disenchanted Faith             Theologian Richard Beck argues that Scooby Doo may be the perfect cartoon for summarizing what life is like for a person of faith these days.[1] I used to watch Scooby Doo when I was up early getting ready for our 6 AM junior high basketball practice. Most episodes unfolded the same way. […]

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20160522- WHen God Hides Sermon Series

When God Hides: The Day She Changed Her Name (Esther 6-8) Chris Altrock – July 3, 2016

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series When God Hides

The Name We Wear Tomorrow, July 4, is a day that, in part, reminds us who we are. We may be fans of the Tigers or the Titans. We may be of Millington or Memphis. We may be Church of Christ or Church of God in Christ. We may have family trees with roots in […]

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Missional Transitions in a Ninety Year Old Church

    NOTE: This is the text of the speech presented on 7/1/16 at Lipscomb University’s Summer Celebration at the Kairos Church Planting Breakfast Leo Tolstoy’s parable “Two Old Men” tells the tale of two men, Efim and Elisha, who decide that before they die they must make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Their life-long dream […]

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