Secular Becomes Sacred

“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.” John 1:14 Last Sunday night, Harris Creek held its first ever “Lessons and Carols” service. This is a very old type of celebration that has actually been around since the 1800s. So, there was nothing unique about this service aside from one minor detail: We had it in a local bar (ok, technically on the patio outside a local bar…but still). ...

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New Things

There are not many movies I think about on a regular basis from the 1990s, outside of Braveheart and Austin Powers (if that gives you a snapshot inside my brain). But there is one movie from the 1990s that I hated when I first watched it, but I still think about it far too often. That movie is Groundhog Day. It is a movie starring Bill Murray where he ...

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The Dying Church

“This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and understood the truth about God’s wonderful grace.” (Colossians 1:6 NLT) Bill Hybels has a line that he is famous for often repeating that goes something along the lines of, “I believe the local church is ...

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