This is part of a series of posts looking at your questions about theology. Question: Is baptism a mandatory part of salvation? If it’s not, what role does it play for believers? Jeremy Jernigan – Executive Pastor Depending on your church tradition growing up you likely have all sorts of views on the role of […]

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Kaitlyn Wright – CLI Resident When you read the word “poverty” what comes to mind? Do you picture a family in Latin America, selling fruit on the streets to survive? Maybe you see a group of orphaned children in Africa, bellies bloated from starvation. Does your mind wander to an apartment in the U.S. where […]

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Alex Enabnit – Research Editor Can you believe it’s already December? Ready or not, this weekend we kicked off our Christmas series!

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Cal Jernigan – Senior Pastor Did you hear the news? You probably have.

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Ericka Henry – Lead Life Group Pastor, Mesa Campus I recently returned from a life-changing trip to Israel-Palestine, a place in our world rife with violence, pain and complexity. There are more heartbreaking narratives happening in this space than I had heard or could have imagined. In the midst of all the complexity, I was exposed […]

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Alex Enabnit – Research Editor This weekend we finished our “Hope in Hard Times” series about the Book of 1 Peter.

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This is part of a series of posts looking at your questions about theology. Question: In light of Thanksgiving, how much does faith play a role in being thankful? Do we only thank God for the things we tangibly have? Jeremy Jernigan – Executive Pastor This is a great question and one that might seem […]

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Jason Ake – Creative Director Over the last few months, we have been talking a lot about the simple invites we should be making to our neighbors.  This theme will carry as we enter the Christmas season. We are in the perfect position to build up the courage and walk next door and extend an […]

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