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Restoring a "New Normal"

What have we learned? I think it would be nearly impossible for us to have our lives so dramatically disrupted and not learn some things about this world, ourselves, and what God calls us to as his people.  We’ve learned about epidemiology (even if you don’t know what that word means, trust me, you’ve learned something about it).  We’ve learned about how difficult some of the decisions our governing leaders have made and how important it is to be praying…

April 26, Sunday Teaching

If you’d like to join  us for what we are doing in place of our Sunday Gatherings, please click here!  To join one of our Missional Communities so you can participate with others in learning God’s word and sharing burdens by praying with each other, please sign up here.  

Post-Easter reflections

Creekside, I hope that you all had a great weekend reflecting on the resurrection of our Lord!  In the Bible reading yesterday we read the closing chapter of the gospel of John.  In it there is a painfully honest interaction between Jesus and Peter.  Peter, after discovering that loving Jesus would cost him his life (John 21:18-19) was called by the Lord to follow him anyway.  He immediately responded by looking at John and asking what would happen to him.  The…

COVID-19 Update 03-19-2020

It’s been a busy couple of days as we’ve been considering how to best function as a church community in light of all of the challenges that COVID-19 has created!  The virus and the subsequent upending of all of the normal rhythms of life, the constant bombardment of information on it, and being forced to sit and wait to see what unfolds can definitely create an environment where it is easy for worry and anxiety to spread. This morning I was…

COVID-19 Update March 13, 2020 11:40 AM

COVID-19 Update 2  March 13, 2020 Yesterday I sent out a notification stating that we would plan on continuing our Sunday services unless the situation or Governor Brown’s directions changed.  Late last night she had a press conference and ordered all of the K-12 schools in the state to close until April 1.  Her willingness on Wednesday to keep the schools open was one of the factors that was considered in continuing to have our services on Sunday.  With her…

Creekside and COVID-19

I’ve been getting several questions about Creekside’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak so I thought I should send out a quick message to bring everyone up to speed with what we are asking Creekside people to do: 1. Doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is an important way that we can love our neighbors and seek the welfare of our city. The World Health Organization and John’s Hopkins University are two sites that I’ve found have helpful…

A Closer Look at Creekside Electives

Here you are, another day at this job with this boss and these co-workers. Your boss is just a complete idiot. He undervalues your contributions and somehow thinks your co-worker is a dream. Don’t they see how incompetent they are? You’re the one who is always doing all the extra work and never seeming to get the credit you deserve. It seems like you can never get ahead in this job when you deserve so much more. Or, maybe you…

A Closer Look at Creekside Electives

Theology.  The word itself sounds academic.  Though there are a few people who are theologians vocationally, all Christians are called to be theologians.  Theology is the Church’s ongoing discussion about God’s gracious work and revelation to us. All of us are called to this reflection. Our theology impacts not only how we see the world, but how we live in the world.  It isn’t just one belief among many. It is a sort of master belief that impacts the way…