This past Sunday I delivered a message from 1 Peter 2:1-12 entitled, “The Gospel Counter-Culture.” After working through that passage in my study, I became convinced that the concept of counter culture is exactly what I want Creekstone to be collectively, and for each of us to be individually—a community of people who are defined not by what we wear or by a socio-political ideology, but by the radical grace that is ours through the cross of Jesus. And just like the counter-culture of the 60s and 70s had a undeniable impact on our culture, it is my prayer that we, as a gospelcounter-culture, will have a lasting, positive inluence on our families, in our workplaces and classrooms, and throughout the broader community as the implications of the cross are lived out on a daily basis in our various spheres of influence.So, if you were providentially hindered from attending on Sunday, let me encourage you to “stay on pace” with us in our study of 1 Peter by lisenting to the message. You can listen online or download the mp3 from my blog, from the Creekstone website’s audio player or via iTunes. And don’t forget, communion is next Sunday, June 5, followed by a church-wide, BYOS (bring your own stuff – dinner, drink, frisbees, etc.) picnic that afterfoon at Yahoola Creek Park from 5:00-7:00 p.m. I do hope to see you this Sunday, as we celebrate again the glorious gospel in the presence of God.