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I Like My Church Quiet

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

The first thing we built after my arrival at Chapel Hill in 1987 was our gymnasium and Christian Education Wing. That wasn’t our original plan. It wasn’t long before we were worshiping in three services and considering a fourth. We needed a larger sanctuary and first drafted plans to...

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The Condemned’s Last Meal

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

Two years ago I heard the news of the death of Michael Clarke Duncan, the mountain of a man who played John Coffey, the strangely-gifted convict on death row in the superb movie, The Green Mile. That idea of “Death Row”—a gathering place of the condemned, the Green...

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Nah, angel. I think I'll pass...

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

As we approach Palm Sunday, the start of Holy Week, I want to jump ahead to Easter for a moment. When Mary and the other women showed up at the empty tomb, they were met by an angel who announced that Jesus was alive. Then he said, “…go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has...

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Blue Collar God

Posted by Pastor Mark Toone on

What would your answer be to this question: “When do you worship God during the week?”  Perhaps you would reply, “On Sunday mornings with my Chapel Hill family.”  Maybe it would be, “When I gather weekly with my LifeGroup around scripture and...

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