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Anthem Is Planting A Church In India

On Sunday, December 16, 2012, we introduced our members to the church planters we are sending to an unreached people group in India. To protect their cover, we cannot divulge their identities or exact location. However, we can explain the whys, whos, wheres, and hows of this decision....

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What To Expect In 2013 At Anthem

Late in 2010, I was severly injured and left with painful nerve damage. Which resulted in all of 2011 being about learning how to live and minister in contstant pain. Very little change resulted in frustration leading to pastoral burnout over a year later. This all culminated early on in 2012 when the deicision to take an 11-week sabbatical was made by the pastors of the c...

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Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Post hoc, ergo propter hoc. Latin for "after this, therefore because of this". It's a fallacy that assumes whatever event preceeded another, must have caused the succeeding event. We tend to live by this emphatically, as Christians. When we sin (fail), what must have caused this is the lack of effort on our part that preceeded it. It's an all too common misconception....

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The Coleman's Instagram Photostream

Though you won't be able to interact with us while we're away, we've set up this nifty photostream from the Coleman's Instagram feed. Check back here every couple of days or so to see the latest memories right as they're being captured while we're away......

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Recompense of the Lamb

It's been more than 15 years since I last attempted anything that even resembles poetry. However, my son Tyler has been in the hospital a lot recently due to a hard recovery from surgery. As I've watched him suffer in his fragile body, the Lord gave me a startling reminder that Tyler will be free from his imperfect prison one day. Jesus is the key to this promise for all o...

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The Story of Ian & Larissa: Desiring God

This was first forwarded to me by one of our congregation members. When I finally sat down to watch it, it wrecked me. Thoughts of my own selfishness and ego were put in perspective . . ....

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Understanding Pastor Allen's Sabbatical

A good time for a sabbatical is when it is needed, not when it is convenient, as it will never be convenient. We believe the Lord has a significant work for us in this community; this is why we have determined we need to relocate. The relocation and what follows will take a great resource of energy from all of us, but particularly from Allen, and to attempt to make such a...

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Was Peter REALLY At Home On Saturday?

We are to live expectantly for Sunday no matter how dire the reality of Saturday may seem. We are to be Sunday people who reflect hope when things seem hopeless. We are to to be Sunday people who reflect light when all seems dark. Afterall, love demands it....

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NOT THE END: Saturday

Saturday in the apex of hopelessness and abandonment. It's when we ask "where are you, God"? "Not The End" takes us through the 3 days of Easter and allows us to connect with the human condition and the hope of a living savior....

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Friday begins one of humanity's lowest points in history. It's when we think, "this is not how I thought it would end". "Not The End" takes us through the 3 days of Easter and allows us to connect with the human condition and the hope of a living savior....

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