December 23, 2019

Celebrating God’s Incarnation

The views about Christians celebrating Christmas and Advent seem to proliferate in today’s deconstructionist and post-modern world.  I don’t pretend to have the final word, but my desire here is to encourage one another in the freedom Christ gives us to celebrate, or not, without feeling judged or being judgmental.

1.  I firmly believe the choice of whether or not to celebrate is up to you, my fellow child o...

June 26, 2018

"And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:39 (NIV)).

Who among us does not know this second part of the "Great Commandment"?  It is certainly one thing to know it and another to do it, isn't it?  Come to think of it, how many times have I been taught or trained on how to love God (the first part of the Great Commandment)?  Teaching and training on the second part seem harder to come by - at least f...

May 29, 2018

Can you imagine not having a Bible?  The average American has 3.6 Bibles.  I can assure you I am definitely helping to increase that average, so it is hard for me to picture what it would be like to not have access to a Bible, any Bible

Can you imagine that the faith community once "lost" the Book of the Law (the Torah, or first 5 books of our current day Bible)?  Yet, believe it or not, that actually did happen to Judah in the lat...

May 8, 2018

In case anyone reading this is wondering, the transition away from my former job as CEO of a couple of oilfield service companies for Bristol Bay Native Corporation seems complete.  I have not looked back.  Never have I felt that I did the wrong thing.  If anything, I occasionally feel I waited too long.  However, several, including my wife Martha have commented that I undoubtedly learned things in my “waiting” that will prove valuable...

March 20, 2018

I am struck by the parallels of Israel being on the doorstep of the promised land as the book of Deuteronomy reaches its conclusion and C3's journey into our Muldoon Community as we prepare to move into our Ministry Center.

The Israelites, given the chance to enter the promised land once before had shrunk back.  Though the land was very good, fruitful, and filled with "milk and honey", there were also giants, fortified cities and many o...

March 11, 2018

Some time ago, I shared some thoughts inspired by a recent book I read by J D Greear entitled, "Gaining by Losing."  In it, he makes an analogy of the church to several types of ships.

1.  The Cruise Ship - When we think of a cruise ship, what comes to mind?  Vacations.  Entertainment.  Activities.  Food.  We go to cruise ships to be "fed", one way or another.  We go to the one that offers the best attractions, the best deals, and...

February 20, 2018

I don't know about you, but I take most journeys with a view toward getting to the end as quickly and painlessly as possible.  If I can see it from here, it must be close, and why waste any more time or effort than needed?  I am not one who has done well with smelling the roses on the journey, or taking the scenic route, let alone a harder way just to build character or something of the sort.

One of my most significant faith journe...

February 5, 2018

But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9; ESV).

Moments after Adam and Eve disobeyed God's one commandment (do not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that is in the center of the garden), God came searching for him.  And He continues His search today.  God says to each of us, "Where are you?"  Not because He doesn't know - believe me He does.  The question is more for us than for G...

January 21, 2018

Well, last week we studied a number of biblical models for sharing our faith.  I probably should have used "witnessing" instead of "evangelizing", but sharing the Good News is what it is all about.

I don't know about you, but it is hard for me.  It is doubly hard when I try to do it in a way that others tell me it has to be - something not all that consistent with who I am, how I interact, and language I use.

The "good news" about sharin...

January 7, 2018

Apologies in advance for a lengthy post - but please, please read on!

So what exactly is a Ministry Center?  And more importantly, why is it important?

Why?  As most of you know, C3 was planted for the purpose of serving the highly diverse community of East Anchorage. During our 5-year history, we have met in various locations, and done a few projects here and there, but largely struggled to define how we could live into our calling...

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