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Two Views on Connections

Posted by Andrew Dickson on

Forced to lose their pinky or their phone, our kids pause.  Neither loss is ideal, and in a perfect world one could retain both. Nonetheless, studies show that if forced to choose, our teens would drop this tiny digit in a heartbeat.  For all its strengths the pinky cannot offer our...

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Oceans of Mercy: My Story of Forgiveness & Healing

Posted by Lynn Morrissey on

(All names in this story other than Lynn’s and her husband Michael’s have been changed.) It was the last night of our women’s Bible study on emotional healing. As facilitator, I was eager to hear women share about how God had transformed their lives and comforted their hearts...

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Run the Race

Posted by Bob Hopper on

In a previous life (while pastoring a church in Williamsburg, VA) I became a high school coach for girls varsity softball.  It was quite a three year experience, with our daughter Jessie being on the team and our young son Luke serving as the team mascot.   For our home games it was...

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Tags: hebrews, perseverance, race, run, sermon, sermon series

Message On a Bottle

Posted by Tim Page on

Summer in St. Louis is not for the faint of heart when it comes to heat and humidity. It can actually be down right dangerous if you are not careful. Well, I happen to be one of those crazy-types who love the heat and humidity. Don’t get me wrong; air conditioning is a modern-day...

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Tags: easter, evangelism, outreach, run, running, water

The Power of Video in a Pastoral Search

Posted by Jeff Brown on

One of the primary tools developed by JobfitMatters, the executive search firm Central engaged to assist with our search for a new Senior Pastor, is an introductory video. The piece provides a brief history of Central, as well as reflections from a number of members, elders, and staff. Why was a...

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An Amazing View

Posted by Tim Page on

Mesmerizing. That is how I would describe it. Clinking glass. Mechanical harmony. Vintage precision. The potion goes in. A cap inexplicably finds its way tightly atop the glass sculpture. A banner is wrapped around it, artfully proclaiming the goodness inside. As I found myself pressing up...

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3 Questions & Answers About Spiritual Formation

Posted by Mike Farley on

Last summer, my title changed from “Pastor of Worship and Arts” to “Pastor of Spiritual Formation.”  Since that time, some people at Central have asked me some very good questions about the meaning of my new title, and I want to share what I hope are some good...

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Tags: discipleship, farley, spiritual formation

Two Motivations for Prayer

Posted by Bob Hopper on

We recently remembered the national tragedy of 9/11. Do you remember where you where when you heard the news? I was leading an off campus staff retreat for a church that I pastored in Pittsburgh. We cut the retreat short and returned to the church campus to be available to those who were in such...

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Tags: 9/11, opportunity, prayer

What Do We Mean by Evangelism?

Posted by Todd Denholm on

I am not sure how this happened, but I love words. I wasn’t a reader growing up, but something instilled in me the power of the right word. When we are trying to communicate, the choice of a word can make all the difference. In most languages we have a wonderful palate to choose from for...

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Bob's Blog: Sermon on Homosexuality

Posted by Bob Hopper on

This coming Sunday, August 30th, I have the privilege of preaching on Acts 15 – and the subject of homosexuality and the church. I especially want parents of young children to know that this will be addressed, along with circumcision. This will be a “PG” (parental guidance)...

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