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Spiritual Disciplines

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Spiritual disciplines are a set of habits that help a Christian follow Christ more faithfully, collaborating with Christ’s work of completing us (Php 1:6). They are not inherently meritorious, but rather are tools. There is no fixed or mandatory list of disciplines, but many mirror the...

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Tags: prayer, habits, spiritual disciplines

Well, He's Unnecessary

Posted by Colby Kinser on

I'm presently living in two worlds. In one world, I'm the replacer. In the other, I'm the one being replaced. And each gives me perspective of the other.    In addition, both together remind me of how unnecessary I am.   I get to serve, but God doesn't need me. I've...

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Tags: humility, leadership, serving

Finish Well? Not So Much.

Posted by Colby Kinser on

As I reflect on where we've been over these last 11 years, there is much to be grateful to the Lord, for. And of course many decisions I wish I could take back.But there are several things in which I did not make the progress I wanted to, and I don't feel like I can talk about "finishing well"...

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Tags: prayer, discipleship, evangelism, connecting

Setting Off a Stink Bomb in a Room

Posted by Colby Kinser on

If you want to put a tense charge into a group conversation, just say the word "white privilege." It is an incendiary phrase, no matter how you understand it. It's fun - give it a try in a group where there are different views present. And bring popcorn.On one extreme end of the spectrum is the...

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Tags: race, privilege, white privilege

Bless Every Home

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Every so often I want to remind you all of a great resource for reaching out to your neighbors. We've mentioned it a few times in the worship service lately, but I want to also have it written as well. It's called "Bless Every Home," and the website is...

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Tags: prayer, neighbor, bless