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Lent #4

The Way Forward is Through This week, I have been thinking about the downward journey. The downward journey is a description of what Jesus did in participating in human life by becoming a man and living according to the same rules as the creation (well, kind of at least–I can’t remember the last time I

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Lent #3

Jesus Is Lord The early Christians knew something. Something they passed on to new believers during their lives, and then those Christians passed on to new believers, and on and on it went. And what they knew had power. It had strength. It was a conviction which drove their actions and gave them the endurance

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Lent #2

Peace I have always been fascinated by peace. Fascinated by the concept and fascinated by how Jesus calls his followers to a radical life of peace. In the beatitudes, Jesus encourages his followers saying, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9). For some reason, that has always been

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Lent #1

Giving This last week, Christians all over the world began to prepare for Easter. On the Christian calendar, this is a season known as Lent, and it is a season in which we prepare for the resurrection by trying to understand the cross. By trying to understand our mortality. Mortality that is born from our

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Faith in the Chaos

The Wilderness Experience Life has rhythms. We live in seasons. Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. At Skillman, we are heavily emphasizing the idea of “living by faith” right now. That is our season. And as we seek to live into this rhythm, we know that other rhythms will try to push their way to the front

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Fasting and Feasting II

Fasting and Feasting Part Two On Saturday, we had the opportunity to participate in a fast together as a church body. Some fasted from food, others from technology or social media, still others fasted from the very idea of fasting! Whatever we fasted from, whether listed above or not, the point was not necessarily to

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