Sharing Meals

“And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people.” (Acts 2:46,47a)   This is the first of eight summaries which take place in the Book of Acts.  They are times which describe…

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Balance

  I am helping to reinvigorate the Witness Commission here at CPC.  In doing so, we have encountered the old question of the relationship between what is commonly called “evangelism” and “mercy ministries”. Mercy ministries are those which deal primarily with people’s physical needs – feeding those who are hungry, housing those who are homeless;…

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The Perfect Father

Many years ago, the church I happened to be serving at the time hosted a presbytery meeting (the periodic regional gathering of elders and pastors from our   denomination). As the host church pastor, I had the unique role of planning and helping to lead worship for my  colleagues – including giving the sermon on that…

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Called

Called. . . Mark Labberton is the new (somewhat) President of Fuller Seminary. He was also a part of the staff there as preaching professor and was Head of Staff at First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley for a while. He has written a book entitled “Called – The Crisis and Promise of Following Jesus Today” which…

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