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Sleep on This: Where do we even start? (June 3)

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Good evening, friend: If you had told me two weeks ago that the COVID crisis would soon disappear from the headlines, replaced by something even more virulent and devastating, I wouldn’t have believed you. But as I write this, nearly every major city in America has been and is being...

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Tags: listen, race, lauren, sleep on this

Sleep on This: The pillaging of hope (June 2)

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Good evening, friend! As I have shared over the last two nights, the horrific murder of George Floyd has jolted me into a deep, personal review of my own attitudes towards race relations in this country. Like many of you, I have been largely shielded from racial strife. Growing up in Yakima, we...

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Tags: hope, race, sleep on this, george floyd, pillaging

Sleep on This: Racist? (June 1)

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Good evening, friend. He was, LITERALLY, the only “black” kid in our high school. (No one said “African American” back in the seventies.) His name was Clint and he was my friend. I know…the proverbial black friend that every enlightened white person claims. But it...

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Tags: racist, sleep on this, george floyd

Encouragement!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

This weekend I will be preaching on the topic of encouragement. Did you know that encouragement is a spiritual gift? It is also called “exhortation.” But “encouragement” is less inscrutable! And even if you don’t have to have the spiritual gift of encouragement, you...

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Tags: encouragement, welfare, prayer walk, gig harbor, small businesses, for the city, port orchard

An urgent update from Pastor Mark

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

My dear Chapel Hill family: Lord have mercy! Christ have mercy! Lord have mercy! I am grieved by the unrest that is rending our country as we speak and feel compelled to reach out to you again, twice in one morning. One of the challenges of our present digital reality is that we are working...

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Tags: prayer walk, george floyd, urgent update

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