Entries by theEFCC

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Prayer Calendar: Our Father

Jesus gave his disciples a prayer. We call it “the Lord’s Prayer”. Since Jesus said, “pray like this…”, I suspect it is actually a model for us. Over the next number of months, I want to centre our thoughts on this model. I believe we can glean some good reminders from it. The prayer begins […]

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Prayer Calendar: A Christmas Desire

The word “Christmas” used to make me shudder. Years ago, I worked as a toy department manager. Christmas shoppers were probably the crankiest people I’d ever seen, but I couldn’t blame them. They were often searching for something elusive and had been to 16 stores already. They were tired, frustrated and about to spend far […]

Pulse Podcast 022: Priesthood of All Believers

Welcome to episode 22. We have been talking around these kinds of ideas for a while, the concept of congregationalism, of listening more carefully to each other and outsiders. But in this, we give this concept its biblical name: the Priesthood of All Believers. Here is the preview version: And here is the audio version:

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Prayer Calendar: When the Formula Doesn’t Add Up

We like formulas. They make life understandable. “A + B + C = D” helps simplify our world. It is orderly and predictable. It is sad however, when we turn prayer into a formulaic exercise. We all do it from time to time, often with good intentions. We have a problem (A) and we add […]