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Living in the Book

By Phil Schaefer | August 23, 2019 |

Let me tell you about a way of reading the Bible that I have found to be fun and fascinating. There are many different Bible reading plans that one can pursue, but I don’t think I have come across this one. It simply is this: I try to live in the book that I am…

The Beauty We Long For, Part 1

By Donnie Berry | August 8, 2019 |

We are creatures of longing. Born with hungers and thirsts, with deep longings and desires for…something that can be hard to name. But there it is, deep within us. We long for it, even if we don’t always know what it is. Lately I’ve been thinking about beauty—whether expressed in art or music or stories…

Religious Freedom

By Phil Schaefer | July 1, 2019 |

There is a local 4-mile race that I have been running for a number of years that is held on July 4th as part of the Independence Day holiday. It is called the Parley P. Pratt Freedom Run, and it is sponsored by a running acquaintance of mine and his church – the Church of…

Loneliness in an Impersonal World

By Donnie Berry | June 5, 2019 |

In my last blog, I wrote about learning from Jesus how to slow down and see people, really see them, the way He does. “This moment is the most important moment. You (the person in front of me) are the most important person I can be talking to right now.” Being present in the moment,…

A Simple Guide to Enjoying the Old Testament

By Phil Schaefer | May 24, 2019 |

Many of us have an aversion to reading the Old Testament. It is cumbersome, complex, and oftentimes confusing. We naturally ask ourselves, “What am I supposed to get out of this?” So to make our task a little easier I have outlined a few basic steps to help us appreciate the Old Testament more, and…

Are You Too Busy To See?

By Donnie Berry | May 10, 2019 |

Our lives are busy. Really busy. It’s probably the most common response I get when I ask people, “How have you been?” “Busy.” It may be the most common response I give, too. Sadly, I’ve been realizing how my busyness—all my attempts to find rest in achieving and in gaining control and keeping order in…

50 Days of Prayer

By Phil Schaefer | April 19, 2019 |

The Cross Works!

By Donnie Berry | April 3, 2019 |

“I don’t get how it works!” That’s the statement one of our cfCollege students made a few weeks ago at our weekly Bible study. He knew that, because of the cross, our sins have been forgiven and we are brought back into relationship with God. But how, exactly? Have you ever wondered that? How does…

The Posture of Lent

By Phil Schaefer | March 22, 2019 |

I don’t like feeling bad about myself and I am sure you don’t either. And I confess that when I do feel bad about myself I either beat myself up a bit more or I binge eat late into the night. Neither of those responses would I call godly. Is there a godly way to…

The Most Important Thing about You

By Donnie Berry | March 6, 2019 |

“What comes into our mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” This insightful statement opens A. W. Tozer’s classic book, The Knowledge of the Holy. Tozer goes on to explain that our view of God—what we believe God is like in the deep recesses of our being—shapes the whole…