I Am Second

If you haven’t seen the website I Am Second you need to check it out.  Great stories of faith told by very interesting people (former Korn guitarist Brian Welch, actor Stephen Baldwin, American Idol star Jason Castro, MLB all-star Josh Hamilton, and lots more). 

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A Month of Gratitude, Day 7

Today at North Point, Andy did the last message in his Listen and Learn series.  In the message Andy talked about the ways that we hear from God and that God is always speaking, but often we don’t put ourselves in a position to listen to God and hear what...

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A Month of Gratitude, Day 6

One of the things we’re hearing more and more often these days from people in our congregation here at North Point are the repercussions of our faltering economy.  As consumer spending falls and the stock markets continue to struggle, businesses are being forced to make cutbacks and people are facing...

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See a need, meet it

I was browsing through my daily RSS feed from Denver and came across this amazing story.  It’s about three University of Colorado students who went to Uganda, Africa over the summer to volunteer with an orphanage.  Well during their time there something unexpected happened.

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A Month of Gratitude, Day 5

It seemed appropriate on Thanksgiving Day, the day we gather together and express thanks for all the blessings in our lives, that I share the next installment of my ‘Gratitude’ series.  Today the thing I am most grateful for, aside from my relationship with God, is my wonderful family –...

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A Month of Gratitude, Day 4

When I walked away from the church in high school, my decision was based, at least in part, in the belief that I didn’t really need the church to have a relationship with God.  I had seen the irrelevance and the hypocrisy of the church and decided (with the certainty...

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A Month of Gratitude, Day 3

When I started this series, I had a map in my mind of how I wanted to communicate all the things I’m grateful for from my time at North Point.  I wanted to first go through a list of all the things I’m grateful for that have personally shaped my...

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A Month of Gratitude, Day 2

As I mentioned in my first post, I grew up in a church tradition that put a lot of emphasis on personal salvation.  Obviously I’m grateful for that.  I met with my pastor when I was twelve, prayed a prayer to accept God’s gift of forgiveness of my sin through...

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A Month of Gratitude, Day 1

Yesterday I sat down and did some math (total number of work days until the end of the year, minus holidays, minus vacation days) and figured out my last day at North Point will be December 17th.  One month left.  Gulp.  Until now, the end of my seven-plus years here...

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The Church has left the building

As Kate and I have been looking for places to buy or rent in Denver, we’ve come across a surprising (and somewhat depressing) phenomenon – old churches being remodeled as homes.  Just today Kate emailed me another one she found on Craigslist – a Methodist Episcopal church built in 1871...

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