So, you want to be free? Build the right fences. (RYF Exodus Study)

Alex Dean on November 1, 2017

What does true freedom look like? For many of us, freedom becomes something to look forward to when we obtain our driver’s license, graduate from high school, or move out on our own. It is something in the future that means less restraint, fewer boundaries, and fewer fences shaping the perimeter of our lives. Maybe you’ve had the thought: “When I’m out from under my parent’s rules, I’ll finally be free.”  The assumption we make here is that rules limit our freedom. But in the Bible, rules are made for something different. They are made to guide us in our...

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General Assembly

Colin Peters on June 28, 2016

As I announced on Sunday morning, our denomination's annual summer meeting (General Assembly) took place in Mobile, AL last week. John Buerger, Jeff Murray, Jim Pocta and I all attended as commissioners, and it was a very encouraging and productive week. Among several important actions the Assembly took the most notable was to adopt (overwhelmingly) a statement regarding our denomination's "corporate and historical sins, including those committed during the Civil Rights era" with respect to race relations. The four of us as commissioners to the Assembly were and are fully supportive of this action. Among most congregations, ours included, there...

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