200 Proof Grace

“The Reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism, a whole cellarful of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two hundred proof grace— one sip of which would convince anyone that God saves us single-handedly.”    Robert Farrar Capon, Between Noon and Three (San Francisco: Harper and … Continue reading 200 Proof Grace

The Great Sin

In his classic, Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis talks about The Great Sin. Concerning this sin, he says, "the more we have it ourselves, the more we dislike it in others." What is this great, ultimate, most devastating of all sins? Pride, or self-conceit. Lewis goes on: Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God … Continue reading The Great Sin

Stop It!

In preparing for our men's DiG Group this week, I recalled one of my favorite skits. Here, Bob Newhart gives a common remedy for our problems with sin and funkiness. If only it were so easy! This is a classic. via youtube.com

Introducing Creekstone’s New Staff and K-Group Reps

After serving in a volunteer status for the past year doing groundwork for our morning launch, three guys are now serving Creekstone as part-time staff: Matt Stephenson, Jesse Turk and Elijah Merrett. Below are their positions and general ministry descriptions, in addition to attending a weekly staff team meeting and other miscellaneous ministry "opportunities" that … Continue reading Introducing Creekstone’s New Staff and K-Group Reps

Marriage in the Context of the Gospel: Submission and Sacrifice, Part 1

Here is a link to this morning's Creekstone message, Submission and Sacrifice, Part 1. Continuing a series in Ephesians, today was the first in a two (or three)-part mini-series discussing marriage in the context of the gospel. Below is the message handout. If you think you know what submission means, and it bothers you, listen. You … Continue reading Marriage in the Context of the Gospel: Submission and Sacrifice, Part 1

Born to Run

At the encouragement of long-time friend and fellow running enthusiast/addict, Stu Keyes, I am reading Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen, by Christopher McDougall. Absolutely fascinating! I'll let y'all know how it turns out.  Thanks, Stu.  

Creekstone’s Audio/Video Training Workshop—Satruday, Oct. 23

via youtube.com Are you looking for a fun and creative ministry to get involved in? The Audio/Video Team has a big need for volunteers. No experience required! If you are interested, come join us at Creekstone’s new Audio/Visual Training Workshop on October 23rd from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Creekstone offices on the … Continue reading Creekstone’s Audio/Video Training Workshop—Satruday, Oct. 23