The Village Blog

Response to Culture & Theology

Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: General

On Friday night we hosted a Culture & Theology event titled, "Politics and the Gospel." It was an interesting night full of robust dialogue. The majority of the feedback I received has been positive, but there have been a few who shared their concerns. Honestly, I appreciate and desire to hear both. Below is a response I wrote to an e-mail from a Covenant Member. I wanted to publish the response ...

Weekly Musings

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: General

"Weekly musings on the gospel, depth and lesser realities" is how we are describing this blog. Fleeting moments of inspiration and insight are what we hope to capture. We'll seek for ways to express the pulsing ache in our hearts to grow deeper in the grace and truth of Christ, and an assortment of casual observations about life - the good, bad and ugly - will also find its way here.

Taking it With You

Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: General

Philippians 1:6: "And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ." Hebrews 10:23: "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful." I could be wrong about what I'm about to post. I have given it some thought and decided I would write about it despite the fact that I usually do my ...


Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: General

I spend a good portion of my week in dialogue with pastors. They are from different denominations and tend to be different ages (although most of them are young). The conversations range from theology to philosophy, church growth to how to lead a staff. I enjoy them. I love robust discussion over things that matter. I like it when the unanswerable questions are asked and wrestled over; it ...


Author: Matt ChandlerCategory: General

It has been my experience that inspirations are brief, sporadic and rare. By inspiration I mean those moments where our souls are stimulated to a high level of feeling, thinking and doing. I love those brief, sporadic and rare moments. I am addicted to the vitality I have, the love I feel, and the clarity of thought that occurs when I am inspired. I have tried for years to pay attention to these ...

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