The Call for Elders (Jas 5:13-15) Chris Altrock – July 31, 2016

Fredrik Backman is the author of a book I mentioned last Sunday. The book is titled A Man Called Ove. The book centers on a man named Ove whose wife was the love of his life. Backman writes, “Ove had never been asked how he lived before he met her, but if anyone had asked […]

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How to Live with God: Fall in Love (Pt. 4)

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series How to Live with God

  German poet Rainer Rilke was twenty-three when he traveled to Russia with the woman who was his soul mate, Lou, in 1899.  After his return, over twenty-five days near Berlin, he wrote sixty-seven poems which became the first part of a book of poems known as The Book of Hours: Love Poems to God, called […]

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Winners & Losers: The Singing Revolution (Rev. 4-5) Chris Altrock – July 24, 2016

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Winners & Losers

A Second Look at Heaven I just finished reading a book by Fredrik Backman entitled A Man Called Ove. The main character, Ove, was married to a beautiful and caring woman named Sophie. While the couple was vacationing in Spain a drunk driver caused an accident involving the couple. The accident took their unborn child […]

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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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