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Archives for October 2015
Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me” (Ps. 51:10). Christianity-lite knows little of what David asks here. It is content with soothing words and instant reassurance that sin is “covered by the blood of Christ.” Triumphalist failure-ism that admits of brokenness without an equal desire for reformation […]
What should we think about the issue of same-sex attraction? Is it essentially the same as being gay? How does the issue of sexual preference relate to our identity as Christians, and how are we to talk about our differences with others in a world that is increasingly accepting of homosexuality and same-sex marriage? On […]
ECCLESIASTES 10:19 “Bread is made for laughter, and wine gladdens life, and money answers everything.” Scripture commends fasting at appropriate times (Matt. 9:14–15),
The beliefs that shape our church and our actions.
Common Theological Core One of the founding principles of ECO was uniting pastors and congregations around a common theological core. The goal is not to be same-minded, but like-minded. We affirm that theological consensus around certain essentials is foundational for a healthy denomination. As a covenant community, our unity derives from a clearly-articulated theology that […]
Following week, Oct. 4 – Oct. 10 Tuesday: Women’s Bible Study Fellowship, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., here Tuesday: Men’s Group, 6:30 p.m., here Friday: Groundskeeping Team, 9:00 a.m., here