Author: Fellowship Team

Lent, National Gathering, and More

It was nearly a year ago, when I found myself immersed in the conversations of how and what’s next for TFC. At the time, serving as a Board member, many were talking about how to diversify, how to grow younger, and how to become increasingly better neighbors. Those conversations eventually gave way to the opportunity…
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Simple Faith

“Things are a wreck, violence is everywhere, morality is at an all-time low and the Church of Jesus is more problem than solution.” One way or another, I hear some version of this every week. Most of the time, I have to just nod and agree. Are things worse than at other times in history?…
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단순한 믿음

“모든 것이 망가지고, 폭력이 난무하고, 도덕은 바닥이고, 예수님의 교회는 해결보다는 문제가 많습니다.” 이와 비슷한 말들을 이런 저런 경로로 매주 듣고 있습니다. 대부분의 경우에 저는 그저 끄떡거리며 동의할 수 밖에 없습니다. 역사상 이처럼 나쁠 경우가 있었나요? 잘은 모르지만, 최소한 부정적인 일들의 순전한 속도가 빨라진 것은 사실입니다. 미국교회들은 문을 닫거나 사회봉사단체로 바뀌고 있고, 목사들은 목회를 내려 놓고…
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Hopeful Naivete

I love the New Year. I do. I love fresh starts, new beginnings, a resetting of priorities. Everything is possible. The snow (not in Santa Rosa, CA, of course) feels fresh and the skies look blue. I’ve organized new calendars for home and office, paid the bills, run a lot of miles, finished a couple…
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