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Easter Week

Easter egg hunt signs are all over town. Isn’t it delightful to see scores of children spread out all over the parks with their little baskets, excited to find each and every colored egg? Toddlers and young ones alike bending low, looking high, searching until every last one is found. In a garden a group […]

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What Does This Say About Us?

Dr. Luke wrote the book of Acts to describe the birth and growth of the Christian Church. Early on, in chapter 2, this is his summary comment about the early Christians: “Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. […]

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Run for THEIR Lives!

Ten years ago, we had an idea. Actually, Shari Monson, our Director of Missions, and new member Laurie Dawson hatched an idea. Since we were supporting the mission of Dave and Karen Eubank to the displaced people groups of Burma… who were being persecuted and killed by their country’s own military. And since these people […]

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The End of an Era

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 that […]

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A Genderless Society?

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 a product of our culture. We might shake our […]

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Intimate Friendship

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 friend […]

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Couples Preaching on Couples

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 sermon, we are listening to the wrong […]

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