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Staff Picks: Jesus Untangled

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Note: Throughout this series one of our staff members will be giving you a recommendation and/or a brief review from the world of music, movies, TV or literature. Hopefully this will serve as a way to see inside the head of our staff members and direct you towards some listening, viewing or reading material for your own personal growth and enjoyment. Today’s post is from our youth pastor, Dave Hallahan.

 

Right before the presidential election heated up in 2015, I declared myself a “political atheist.” In telling my wife this I expressed that I did not believe the government actually had the power to enact meaningful, lasting change – not to mention the divisive nature of American politics. I decided that I was no longer going to invest – with my time, emotions, money, or even my vote – to something that …

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Staff Picks: The Bible Project

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Note: Throughout this series one of our staff members will be giving you a recommendation and/or a brief review from the world of music, movies, TV or literature. Hopefully this will serve as a way to see inside the head of our staff members and direct you towards some listening, viewing or reading material for your own personal growth and enjoyment. Today’s post is from our youth pastor, Dave Hallahan.

As the video above says, The Bible Project is a non-profit that makes video content that allows people to read and study the Bible more effectively. All of their videos are really well done. I would like to especially highlight and recommend their Read Scripture series.

In this series they have short videos that outline each book giving attention to historical background and context, biblical background and context, as well as thematic elements in the book. Each video is relatively short, …

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Staff Picks: Hillsong United “Wonder”

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Note: Throughout this series one of our staff members will be giving you a recommendation and/or a brief review from the world of music, movies, TV or literature. Hopefully this will serve as a way to see inside the head of our staff members and direct you towards some listening, viewing or reading material for your own personal growth and enjoyment. Today’s post is from our administrative assistant, Emily DiLorenzo.

In the DiLorenzo household, there are two different ways to listen to music. One of us listens to the lyrics first, with music being a close secondary priority, while one of us can’t be bothered to actually decipher what they’re singing, but just cares how it sounds. Finding an album that satisfies each of our picky ears can be tough to come across, but Hillsong United’s latest album “Wonder” did not disappoint.

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Staff Picks: Between Heaven and the Real World

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Note: Throughout this series one of our staff members will be giving you a recommendation and/or a brief review from the world of music, movies, TV or literature. Hopefully this will serve as a way to see inside the head of our staff members and direct you towards some listening, viewing or reading material for your own personal growth and enjoyment. Today’s post is from our administrative assistant, Emily DiLorenzo.

Confession: Steven Curtis Chapman’s albums from the 90s are still a guilty pleasure of mine. And don’t get me started on his Christmas album… I cry every year. Growing up, I can remember countless car rides with my mom listening to “The Great Adventure” and singing along at the top of my lungs. I’ve sang multiple SCC songs at churches, weddings, and I’d be lying if I said he wasn’t a musical influence in my life.

So it’s no surprise that …

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Staff Picks: Charis

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Note: Throughout this series one of our staff members will be giving you a recommendation and/or a brief review from the world of music, movies, TV or literature. Hopefully this will serve as a way to see inside the head of our staff members and direct you towards some listening, viewing or reading material for your own personal growth and enjoyment. Today’s post is from our youth pastor, Dave Hallahan.

 

A few weeks ago at Young Adults, our discussion topic was “God of the Old Testament.” It was an excellent discussion on what we do with a God who can seem so angry in the Old Testament and so loving in the person of Jesus we see in the New Testament. This is a common critique.

Richard Dawkins pulls no punches articulating this critique …

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