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St. John Supports Missions!

by mcurley

St. John is committed to supporting mission efforts around the world to share the blessed message of salvation in Christ our Lord.  The following are a few of the ways St. John is supporting those efforts with financial donations from our members through the Board of Evangelism.  Please keep our international brothers and sisters in […]

Condensation

by mcurley

Condensation sounds as if I’m going to give a little science lecture.  I’m not.  All I remember anyway is to say when water vapor cools it condenses into liquid like when the clouds begin to rain or snow or when the steam in the shower begins to run as water down the outside of the […]

50…Now What Do I Do?

by mcurley

Why do we do what we do anyway?  Choices.  Sure but then what really dictates our choices?  I’m not so positive that we are always in control of them and I’m not just saying that our options are limited.  I know I can’t “choose” to headline the band line-up for Coachella because I don’t play […]

Church, Schmurch

by mcurley

We can all relax a little as Christians.  In a recent survey, people generally like Jesus.  They think He’s a swell guy.  They like what He says about judging not lest you be judged and loving your neighbor.  They admire His simple lifestyle.  Some even respect His grit.  It so often seems like we have […]

Alive in Christ

by mcurley

O.K., O.K… I admit it!  It’s a guilty pleasure.  It could be worse.  I… I…I enjoy watching AMC’s “The Walking Dead” TV show.  (exhale) There.  I said it.  I’m human like the rest of you but you already knew that, huh. Really it isn’t so bad.  As shows go these days, aside from the zombie […]

The Voice – January 2012

by mcurley

“Why Bother?”                 I wasn’t really sure I should have gotten out of bed this morning, let alone write this article.  I mean, the world is going to end in less than a year.  December 21, 2012, to be precise as say the Mayans and they should know being the scientists of their day and […]

The Voice – December 2011

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“Real Christmas” So it’s Christmas.  Are you sure?  There isn’t any snow to clue us in like in some parts of the world.  Christmas decorations have been up at malls and on city streets for some time now.  Maybe Christmas has passed and nobody’s taken things down yet or maybe they’re getting a really big jump on next year? […]

The Voice – November 2011

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Fixing America and the Universe   Penn Jillette, of the Penn and Teller magic and comedy duo, recently wrote an editorial about the unhealthy merger of politics and Evangelical Christianity since the 70′s (Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion was the starting point of this Christian usurping of the American political scene, he says).  He’s an […]

The Voice – September 2011

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“The Power of Punctuation” “Conjunction junction, what’s my function?”Remember that one.Grammar rock… what a gift to modern learning.Well, not so modern any more but those tunes stuck with me.If nothing else, those little Saturday morning cartoons about the English language impressed me with the truth that grammar and words have life.And they can have power, […]