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I work at a church.

By: Scott
"I work at a church."

I say that statement all the time.  When someone asks me what I do for a living, I say:
"I work at a church."
Well now, isn't that something?  Can you just hear the passion in my voice?  Such a strong, bold statement when it comes to my life's calling!
"I work at a church."
As I type it, it even sounds boring.  I'm struck by what others must think about such a lifeless statement.  I mean, people expect a certain thing when they talk to a pastor or church employee.  I'm thinking, something along the lines of this:
Random Person: "Hey what do you do?"
Me:  "I get the absolute privilege and joy of serving a God who made me, a Savior who loves me, and a Spirit who moves in me every single day of my life!  My life is fantastic and a blessing!  Woohoo!  JEESSSSUUUUUUSSSSSS!!!!!"
Now, if this were to actually occur, I would have significantly less friends, and Raegan might stop taking me in publ…

I Fought the Law and... the Law lost...

By: Raegan
For those of you under the age of 20, you most likely don't know this song I am referencing so do yourself a favor and push pause on your Lady Gaga album (I promise, you can come back to it) and look up this oldie, but goodie.

A couple of weeks ago, I was speaking to my students about the importance of the Law, but how it wasn't the whole picture. It's a difficult subject to broach and I often find that we walk the line when it comes to living in grace, but also knowing the gravity of the TRUTH. What I find in a lot of my kids (or adults for that matter) is that we think because Christ was so forgiving, graceful, and merciful, that it allows us to have a free ticket on how to live. We don't necessarily have to live by the "rule book" so to speak because we know we have forgiveness. Now while I believe fully in the redemptive powers of Christ through all our sin and faults, I never want to abuse it. I never want to use it as a crutch. I don't wa…