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Telling and Hearing Our Stories

Biographies can be among the bestselling books, because there is something captivating about really getting to know someone’s story. Here at Redeemer, there are as many stories as there are people who call this church home. I recently had the opportunity to hear one man’s story, and it greatly inspired me in my faith and […]

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Abiding…. Still

The month of April will see us moving from the quiet and introspection of Lent, through the dark sadness and gloom of Good Friday, and into the joy and celebration of Easter Sunday. It’s a journey we’ve taken before, but which holds, as always, the possibility of our receiving something “new” from the Lord if […]

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The Journey Into Lent

The month of March dawns with an invitation for us to once again take the Lenten journey: forty days of prayer, reflection, worship and service leading up to the darkness of Good Friday and the incredible joy of Easter. We’ll begin our journey together with an Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 pm on March 1. […]

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Do We Know What We Want?

There’s a certain account in the Gospels that always stirs up in me the same reaction: a mixture of thoughtfulness and laughter. The passage in question is Matthew 20:29-34 (and its analogs in other Gospels). In Matthew’s version, Jesus is about to enter Jerusalem on what we’ve come to call Palm Sunday, when he is […]

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Kingdom People

The new year is upon us! When I was a kid, I think I had the idea that by 2017, I might be living on a space station (or at least that a lot of people would be). But most of us find ourselves turning our calendars over while still very much earthbound. This new […]

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Keep Soaking It In

As November draws to a close, at Redeemer we’re wrapping up our Community Bible Experience (CBE) and our journey through the New Testament. We’ve had dozens of folks take the challenge of reading through the New Testament in eight weeks; most of these participants have also been in special CBE small groups which have gathered […]

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Equipped and Ready

I’m blessed with an incredible view as I write this article: the last remnants of foliage, illuminated by an early morning sun, seen through the windows of the visitor center at William O’Brien State Park. This is one of my favorite nearby places for a day hike, and since it’s just about 45 minutes from […]

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Thank You!

I know that seems like a pretty basic title for my first Redeemer newsletter article, but it perfectly captures my sentiment two weeks into my time here. I am deeply thankful for the gracious welcome that you have extended to both me and my family. We are so appreciative that you have taken the time […]

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