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The End of an Era

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

On September 13, 1987, my first Sunday at Chapel Hill, the choir director asked me to sing a duet with a young Chapel Hill woman. Her name was Kathy Alvestad. I agreed, and it was the beginning of a long and wonderful partnership. In addition to having an angelic voice, it quickly became clear...

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A Genderless Society?

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Nearly every university today offers a class on "gender studies” which tries to make the case that gender is a "social construct.”  In other words, any so-called differences that exist between the male and the female of our species, other than the obvious physiological ones, are...

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Intimate Friendship

Posted by Pastor Megan Hackman on

One of my close friends called me out a few years ago. "You’ve never talked to me about me being single.” This wasn’t a biting remark. She was just letting me know something I was blindly unaware of as a married friend 13 years her junior. "It would be like me being your close...

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Couples Preaching on Couples

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

In this year of Jubilee—when we are talking about liberty, hope and our future as a church—no topic is more critical to our congregation and our culture than marriage. Marriage, the core institution of humanity, is in trouble and, as I mentioned to the students in last week’s...

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My Secret Interest Found Out!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

During our Christmas break in Salt Lake City, my daughter Rachel came downstairs to find me engaged in an activity she had never witnessed me doing before: "Daddy… I didn’t know you did jigsaw puzzles!” I don’t, often. But I do enjoy them. The challenge of piling up...

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