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The ugliest weekend of the year!

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Every year on the weekend prior to All Saints Day (the Christian version of Halloween!) we at Chapel Hill celebrate St. Andrews Sunday. This is a moment for us to look back at our Scottish roots and celebrate the lives of our spiritual ancestors. It is very Scottish—bagpipes and...

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The Power to Redeem Our Broken World

Posted by Julie Hawkins on

Sometimes our default is to look around us and see the glass as half empty. The world is filled with brokenness and it doesn’t look like things are getting much better. It can be downright depressing, am I right? When I first met Joseph Bataille from World Relief Haiti, he talked about a...

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A Father, Two Sons, and a Letter to Rome

Posted by Pastor Larry Hackman on

One of the basic facts you probably learned about the epistle to the Romans was that Paul wrote it. It's distinctly Pauline in its logical, argumentative style, requiring us to put our brains in gear and really think. It can be a lot of work to read! But Paul wasn't entirely original in what he...

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A Vigil and a Seahawk

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

On Monday morning I sent out an emergency blog regarding the shocking assault on a crowd of concert-goers in Las Vegas the night before. Like all of you, I was having trouble grasping the enormity of the carnage. At the time, we were receiving reports of 50 dead and some 400 wounded. I...

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Las Vegas

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

My beloved in Christ: I rarely watch TV in the morning but happened to turn on the news this morning to find the horrific account of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.  I haven’t heard anyone say so but surely this is the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11.  And...

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