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Rearranging the Musical Chairs

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Last week, we rearranged the musical chairs, so to speak. Normally, we have a batch of worship songs before the sermon, but this time, we put the batch of songs after the sermon. In part, we wanted to just shake the pattern so that we don't become mindless with a too-familiar pattern. Also, we...

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Tags: worship, music, service, gathering

Free BBQ and Ice Cream!

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Summer is that close! Almost here! Now is a great time, then, to think about deepening your connection with your neighbors. You are an ambassador for Christ, strategically placed in your neighborhood to love your neighbor as yourself. Your fellow church family members have been...

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Tags: love, neighbor, bbq, ice cream, neighboring

On the Tip of My Tongue

Posted by Colby Kinser on

My mother lives in assisted living nearby in a facility that also has a section for memory care residents. We also have memory care residents just across our church parking lot next door, folks who our Sunday school kids visit on a monthly basis. Memory care issues are pure frustration both for...

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Tags: event, forever, kingdom, meaning, memory

Leading by Helping

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Last Saturday, I was helping out with Bridge of Hope's Megaday. Each year, Megaday is a little different, but this year included working on their building and landscaping, doing some cleanup at a nearby low-income apartment complex, fix-ups at both of the transition houses, and getting the word...

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Tags: carpet, clean, help, lead, neighbor

Big Question: Self-Interest?

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Last weekend, I judged at a small debate tournament over in East Independence. I've written before about different kinds of debate (e.g., Policy, Lincoln-Douglas, Public Forum, Great Communicators), and this was yet another style of debate called "Big Questions." Big Questions debates are about...

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Tags: denial, satisfaction, self, worldview