November 22nd, 2015

Adoption and Foster Care

Sunday we celebrated Part II of Family Sunday with another round of Child dedications and the announcement of two more births.  On Adoption Sunday, we invited two new friends to share with us at Ecclesia, Sergey Pokrovskiy and Rodrigo de la Sotta. Sergey lives with his wife and daughter in Ryazan, Russia where he serves as a […]

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November 11th, 2015

CINEMUSINGS: Room with a Worldview

The Plot A young woman named Joy and her 5-year-old son Jack live trapped in Room – a shed in Old Nick’s backyard. When Joy and Jack finally find a way to escape, they have a whole new trial ahead of them – learning how to live in World. The Thought Room, World, Space, Heaven […]

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October 31st, 2015

It’s Time to Tell a New Story

A year into my ministry in Brussels, I had a revelation that was both liberating and terrifying at the same time. After spending hours listening to secular university students, career-minded young adults and parents, I came to this realization: Jesus Christ, as I was accustomed to sharing Him, had nothing to offer these people. The […]

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October 13th, 2015

Sunday Message Follow Up #1: Does God speak through sleep dreams?

“So I’ve been wrestling with this for a while but where do our dreams fit in?  I tend to hear sermons about how it’s all about Jesus and feel shame for having dreams and trying to figure out my dreams, but where do they fit in?  Is God with our dreams?” –From an Ecclesian First […]

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September 29th, 2015

Small Batch Disciple Making

When you return to the US after living overseas for three years, your expat friends warn you about how you will react the first time you enter an American supermarket. Apparently, nothing is as disorienting in your reentry to American culture as the overwhelming number of choices in a typical grocery mega-store.   While I admit, […]

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September 10th, 2015

The Pulse of Ecclesia

I often tell my nine-year-old daughter, Addy, about the night she was born. Kristyn was asleep in the hospital bed under the influence of an epidural while I sat by her side keeping friends and family up to date on our progress from my laptop. What I vividly remember was that the only sound in […]

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