Reflection

The Best Way to Be Heard in a Noisy World

February 20, 2020

Is it just me, or is the world getting louder and angrier? It seems no matter which way you turn, someone is shouting to have their view point or their cause heard. How do we, as Christians, engage in the important matters of the world, our country and our hometown in a way that honors Jesus? The answer may surprise you.

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A Talking Beaver and A Teachers’ Lounge

December 5, 2019

When Aslan came to Narnia, he brought Christmas back. His presence changed everything, and there’s something happening in our city, a presence of something good, something like Aslan, that’s making Colorado Springs feel a little like Narnia.

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An Invasion of Hope

December 2, 2019

This week we entered the season of Advent. This is a time that represents a season of expectant waiting and preparation leading up to Christmas and the celebration of Jesus’ birth. An invasion of hope when life feels uncertain. And this season of hope … of Advent … is meant for everyone.

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The Platform Nobody Wants

October 25, 2019

D.C. Talk formed the soundtrack of my teen years. I knew every single word of Free at Last. 30 years later I’m still listening to his music and continue to be a TobyMac fan to this day. And yet no words from Toby MacKeehan have impacted me the way reading his Facebook post about his son did.

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The Beauty Beyond Me

October 3, 2019

Something is changing in me. I’ve been doing this teaching thing for over twenty years, but I’m ashamed to admit, I’ve been selfish. But God is changing me, one interruption at a time.

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Seeing Butterflies

September 19, 2019

At a funeral for a friend’s daughter, Erin Ahnfeldt reflects on grief, the meaning of symbols and the idea that reality is more than we can see. So much in this world doesn’t make sense. The questions pile up, and the answers aren’t always there, but one thing we can be sure of—there’s a God who loves us.

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Crossing The Chasm of Race

September 10, 2019

Recent events in Colorado Springs have stirred up social issues like race, discrimination, law enforcement, inequity and justice. How does one navigate such complex issues with grace and compassion and the heart of Christ? Sarah Tinan is in a unique place to speak on these issues.

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Sweat, glitter and the hug I postponed for several years.

August 28, 2019

Recently, a large gay man in head-to-toe black leather gave me one of the best hugs I’ve ever received. It was a hug I had been postponing for several years. Because I am a very big coward. But Christ’s love is wide and it defies boundaries. It is risky and may even feel scary. But leaning into that scariness with love feels a lot better than crouching in fear.

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Bible open with red ribbon

9 Truths from the Table Manners Series

July 31, 2019

Life regularly presents us with people who are very different than we are. And part of loving each other well is understanding and accepting – and even celebrating – our differences. Our recent Table Manners series gives us nine truths to remember as we practice love.

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A knife cutting through rare cooked meat while a fork holds it.

Peter, God’s Chosen Radical Curmudgeon

May 30, 2019

Could it be that Peter, in all his spontaneity and impulsiveness and filterless outbursts, was made this way for a reason? Perhaps God specifically chose him, in concert with Paul, to announce the most radical religious idea since Jesus was declared Son of God. And perhaps those of use who relate with Peter were made with a purpose too.

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