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A Reading People

Posted by Pastor Larry Hackman on

It’s no coincidence that the rise of Protestantism coincided with the invention of the printing press. The availability of literature (particularly the Bible) caused an explosion of learning that led to a reevaluation of how we do church. Throughout the years, Christians have established...

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Overflow

Posted by Pastor Megan Hackman on

Water draws many people to the Puget Sound every summer. Water both delights us in sport and beauty and can be terrifying in its depth and infiniteness. And God chose the water of baptism as a salvation image. We have experienced an overflow of water in every way here at Chapel Hill—in the...

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A Great Listener

Posted by Pastor Larry Hackman on

"The hearing ear and the seeing eye, the LORD has made them both.” (Proverbs 20:12 ESV) When Megan and I first interviewed at Chapel Hill, one of the things we did was sit down with Pastor John Thomas and got to know him a little. At the time I had no idea what his role was at Chapel...

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How did you end up becoming a part of a church for the first time?

Posted by Ellis White on

I went to church as a child, but for most of my teenage years, church didn't figure in my life. I had a faith in Jesus... of sorts. It mostly consisted of praying to ask for forgiveness for all the wrong things I had done that day, even though I knew I would do most of them tomorrow. But for...

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A Busy Pace

Posted by Pastor Larry Hackman on

Well, Pastor Mark left for his sabbatical on Monday, and as you can imagine the staff are now all lounging around in the church offices, sipping mai tai’s and watching what’s left of the World Cup. Not quite. Actually, as I sat in meetings with staff yesterday I asked folks whether...

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