CHF City Events are one-day conferences we hold in different cities around the country. These events are filled with great teaching, singing and fellowship. So far we have been to Dallas, New York, Detroit, Minot and we're just getting started.
Pictures of God’s grace for us in and through His Son, Jesus, can be found in the most unlikely places. Recently, I witnessed one such picture of God’s grace during WrestleMania 34. That’s right. WrestleMania. Professional wrestling’s most popular pay-per-view event of the year.
Let’s be honest, Easter Sunday is a day when many people who are not usually regular church goers come to church. Also, people who’ve become dissatisfied with their church sometimes do a little “church shopping” on this particular Sunday. As a result, us church folks really try to put on our game face and put our best foot forward.
The disciples and Christ have just finished their last meal together. The disciples, of course, didn't know this, but Jesus did. As an act displaying his humility and kindness, he kneels before them. Jesus "who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,” lays aside his outer garments.
We practice walking backward into the future every December despite using forward-facing language. The evidence hangs on our Christmas trees. Twenty-year-old childhood crafts, hand-me-downs from generations past, gifts to mark special occasions.
Over the last few weeks it’s been painful and disappointing to hear the stories of victims that have been abused and assaulted by powerful celebrities, executives, and politicians. It seems every day we’re exposed to a new (seemingly credible) accusation against some influential person.
On October 19-21, 500 people gathered in San Diego to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. This event presented by 1517 the Legacy Project, was full of incredible teaching, music, food, and fellowship. The media will be released in a few weeks but until then here is a photo recap of some of what happened those three days.