Life on Court Square

Life on Court Square

  1. We’re hiring a full-time facilities manager

    First Presbyterian Church is hiring a facilities manager to maintain the building and grounds at our downtown church.

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  2. Jesus Is Risen. Now Let’s Fish?

    Because I love fishing I’ve been thinking about John 21 recently. This great chapter, which takes place a week or more after Jesus’ resurrection, recounts Jesus’ restoration of Peter. But the whole scene is set in the context of Peter and several disciples having gone fishing.

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  3. Easter Expectations

    I’m keenly aware that this is a season of the unexpected. Despite the fact that Jesus repeatedly told His disciples what would happen, they never expected His crucifixion or his resurrection. Are we any different? 

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  4. Slow to speak, quick to listen

    I’ve been reflecting on James 1:19, which in part reads: “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”  I believe this verse tells us how we can improve communication.

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  5. Grace, Not Guilt

    Grace, not guilt, is what should drive us to spiritual disciplines. You see, when it comes to spiritual disciplines, it is easy to slip into guilt mode.

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  6. We’re looking for our next children’s and family ministry director

    First Presbyterian Church is looking for the right person to lead our ministries to children and families.

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  7. Join Me on a Spiritual Journey

    Next week, Wednesday, Feb. 17, is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Lent is a penitential season of preparation that helps us remember and live out the reality of both our Lord’s death and His resurrection.

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  8. Knowing Who We Are in the Midst of Change

    I’ve been reading a fantastic book, which was referenced in the National Gathering, titled Tempered Resilience by Tod Bolsinger. The book lays out that leaders in the face of rapid change need to develop the strength and flexibility of tempered steel.

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  9. Our Time or God’s Time?

    In Greek there are two words for “time.” One is “chronos” which refers to chronological time and is the root of the word chronology. The other is “kairos” and this refers to the right or opportune moment. I like to think of kairos as God’s time.

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  10. God Works in the Rise and Fall of Nations

    I’m thinking someone needs to write a version of St. Augustine’s “City of God” for today.

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