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The Jesus Music

by Dale Reeves, Story Pastor Recently I went to a movie theater for the first time since the onslaught of COVID-19. A documentary that I was very intrigued with was released on October 1, and I wanted to see it on the big screen, while I savored some buttery popcorn that tastes better at a […]

Where Were You When Facebook Went Down?

by Virginia Forste and Dale Reeves Recently, Frances Haugen, a former employee for the social media giant Facebook, released a series of documents showing its weaknesses as revealed in internal documents she had been collecting for some time. Violations ranged from a potential role in the January sixth Capitol riot to internal research revealing Instagram’s […]

Divine Disruptions

by Dale Reeves Story Pastor One of the last books I acquired and edited during my twenty-two years at Standard Publishing was a book by my friend Gayla Congdon, cofounder and chief spiritual officer of Amor Ministries, a ministry committed to providing life-changing mission trip opportunities, primarily in Mexico and South Africa. Gayla entitled her […]

WWJP: What Would Jesus Post?

by Virginia Forste Now that school has started back this fall, it harkens me back to my teaching days. I still get really excited by sharpened pencils, shiny new folders, and bright crayons. Although my class did all the “right” things: Creating a class contract of the rules; practicing being kind; and rehearsing appropriate ways […]

Back in the Jungle

by Matt James This past Sunday afternoon I got to attend the Cincinnati Bengals-Minnesota Vikings football game at Paul Brown Stadium with several other folks from Christ’s Church—including my wife, my mom and her husband, several of my best friends on staff, and a couple of our awesome elders from church. There was an air […]

I Am Blessed

by Dale Reeves Story Pastor Today on my birthday I celebrate another year of going around the sun. Not everyone I have conversed with this year will be able to say that. Some I have known this year have left this earth for a better eternity spent in a heavenly home. The past few months […]

Incomparable

by Shannon Wagers If you’re a baseball fan like me, chances are one of your favorite movies must be The Natural. This movie released in 1984 continues to be a fan favorite among many people. It is arguably one of the greatest sports movies in history as well as having one of the most anthemic […]

Be Kind: The World Is Short-Staffed

by Terra Koch “Be kind, everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” —John Watson Has this ever been truer in our lifetime than it has been over the past year and a half? Surely if a circumstance called for a cultural shift towards compassion, consideration, and patience, 2020 and 2021 have merited a raise […]

Learning from Those Who Have Gone Before

by Dale Reeves Story Pastor Harvard philosophy professor George Santayana famously said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Won’t it be interesting to look back at the years 2020 and 2021 and see what the history books say about these years that we have lived through? I am grateful that […]

Crisis in Afghanistan: How Should Christians Respond?

My wife and I were trying to enjoy our dinner of shrimp (a special Costco treat), fresh locally grown corn on the cob, and our favorite coleslaw from a nearby barbecue restaurant as we watched the evening news this past Monday. But the broadcast was full of wrenching images and distressed commentary about the current […]