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We All Lead: But to What End?

by CCC

Much is made of leadership in our culture.  We speak of league-leaders who top a statistical list in their given sport.  We elect leaders to positions of political responsibility or student governments.  We understand the that our boss leads us (or is supposed to lead us) on the job. And because much is made of […]

Waging the Culture War

by Ken Langley

In this week’s “Out of Our Minds” entry I refer you to two blogs by others.  The first looks at evidence that the left is not (yet) winning the culture war.  I think this is important because so many Christians are giving up trying to influence the culture.  “It’s over,” they say, “We’ve lost, so […]

Being a Light in the Workplace

by Mike McDowell

I’d like to address one of the topics our congregation brought up for our summer series entitled, “Sermons Zion Wants to Hear”.  Since we couldn’t preach on all the topics we thought we could at least touch on some of the issues via our blog.  So I’m going to address the issue of being a […]

Meaningful Membership

by Ken Langley

Christ Community Church wants to practice meaningful church membership. To call yourself a member of this church ought to mean more than casual or sentimental association. It means that you are a Christ-follower (Acts 2:41,47) who agrees with the doctrinal statement and basis of fellowship of the congregation (see bylaws, below), and that you are […]

Could Teenagers Really Be Wiser Than Adults?

by Leo Barnes

More often than not, our children eventually come to the conclusion that they know better than their parents, teachers, coaches, bosses and pastors.  They do not reach this conclusion at age 50 or upon receiving a PhD.  No, they typically reach it in their teenage years if not before. Generally, we as parents are quick […]

Should Christians Own Firearms for Self Defense? 

by Mike McDowell

The recent shootings in Newtown, CT and Aurora, CO, as well as other highly publicized murders using guns have brought the issue of firearm ownership front and center in the public square.  There are many people and politicians that feel there is no place in civil society for firearms, though some will acknowledge the value […]

Of Jordan, Jesus, and a Commercial Jingle

by Leo Barnes

“Like Mike.  If I could be like Mike.”  These words come from perhaps the most successful commercial jingle of all time.  It was the 1990s and Michael Jordan had brought the NBA into the limelight with a combination of incredible athletic talent, a rabid will to win, and a winsome public persona.  Kids everywhere were […]

Are the Wars of Ancient Israel Just the Same as Islamic Jihad?

by Ken Langley

You’ll hear the claim made by some who think religion is the cause of most of the world’s problems that the Jewish-Christian Bible is no better than the Koran in its advocacy of holy war and ethnic cleansing.  Is this true? Paul Copan and Matthew Flanagan, in a recent book, Did God Really Command Genocide? […]