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One Year Later

Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: General

This Saturday, Dec. 4 marks the one-year anniversary of the 7-8 hour craniotomy that removed a malignant cancerous tumor from my brain and started a year of radiation, chemo and recovery. To say that we've been doing some reflecting as a family would be an understatement. So on the one-year anniversary here are a few random thoughts I've had:

The Priest and Levite Found in Me

Author: Peter ScottCategory: Parenting

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself" - Mosaic Lawyer, Luke 10:27 About an hour ago (from the time I wrote this) I was in a very typical scenario, I had just parked in a parking garage, got out of my car and was headed to my "study spot" (a local coffee shop in Dallas) as I ...

Understanding the Cults

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Culture

In almost every religious system, some beliefs go so beyond the boundaries of orthodoxy that they are classified as "cults" or "sects." This is particularly true in the case of the Christian faith. A number of groups pass themselves off as "Christian" while rejecting central Christian doctrine. Among these, the most familiar are probably Mormonism (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day ...

Get Hip and Help Build an Orphanage

Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: Missions

For the last year and a half The Village Church has been heavily vested in Southern Sudan. We are working with the Evangelical Presbyterian Churches (EPC) based out of Yei. Although our primary role has been training their pastors theologically, we have also sent some of our doctors and nurses to work in their clinics and hospitals. In addition, we have been partnering with their pastors doing ...

Countering Claims of Contradiction

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

A number of solid evangelical blogs have lately commented on the recent graphic by Sam Harris, noted atheist, regarding supposed contradictions in the Scripture. Rather than attempting to weigh in at length on the discussion, I thought it might be helpful to simply gather some of the responses together for those who are confused by the claims or engaging those who use such arguments to attempt ...

The Acts of the Bold and the Faithful

Author: Klint WareCategory: Parenting

As I’ve mentioned before in a previous blog, the theme for the student ministry at The Village Church this year is evangelism. As a staff we have been hoping and praying that through our efforts to equip our students the Lord would choose to move in mighty ways. We long to see our students give themselves over completely to serve and pursue Jesus Christ, in whom is the salvation of their souls.

Lone Survivor

Author: Josh Patterson

I stayed up late several nights this week with a book that I just couldn’t put down. “Lone Survivor” by Marcus Luttrell is a first-hand eye-witness account of Operation RedWing in the mountains of Afghanistan carried out by SEAL team 10. As the title suggests, it is a tragic story of brotherhood, heroism and sacrifice. There were countless times while reading that I found myself ...

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