Palm Sunday 2017


“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.” (Psalm 118:1) Scripture Reading: Narrator Imagine a scene in ancient Israel. The king has returned victorious from a battle in which he nearly died. But God delivered him, and now he is welcomed back to Jerusalem by his grateful, joyful people. Psalm […]

Genesis “Exercising Dominion Genesis-Style”


Digging Deeper If you want to know about the Bible’s view of creation care check out these books recommended by Pastor Ken Where Garden Meets Wilderness by Calvin Beisner and Responsible Dominion by Ian Hore-Lacy. Or check out these websites Evangelical Environmental Network and Cornwall Alliance.  

Genesis: “The Genesis of Marriage”


Today’s Sermon is from Genesis 2:18-25. Verse 24 is quoted in the New Testament to make three different claims about the nature of marriage. In Matthew 19 Jesus quotes it to remind us that marriage is permanent. In 1 Corinthians 6 Paul refers back to Genesis to make a point about sexual purity. And in […]

Genesis: “The Purpose of our Church in Six Words”


The purpose of Christ Community Church is to make known and promote the worship of God in obedience to the great commission and the great  commandments. (from the CCC bylaws) “I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” (Jesus in Matthew 28:20, […]

Genesis: “The Majesty of Man”


God said “Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule . . .” (Genesis 1:26) What a piece of work is man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and bearing how express and admirable; in apprehension, how like an angel; in comprehension how like God. […]

Genesis “God’s Work – Your Work”

Name: Werner Glinka 
Artistic discipline: Mixed Media Artist 
Date Taken: August 2013 
I refer to Werner as Mr. Industrial. Working with sharp metals and poking them into pieces of wood isn't want I consider to be "finger safe." When I first met Werner, he mentioned to me that he loved the photograph of Ruth's hands, and "hoped his hands would look as good as Ruth's!" Not to worry, as I had plans of my own to make his at least as good as the others. Werner works extremely fast, and during the session I noticed that his hands exerted much pressure while he forms and pressed small pieces of metal into his base materials. Because his hands are often contracted during that process, I felt it was much better to photograph his hands while he formed small pieces of wire that attached to the flat pieces of metal. So as I observed him working, I noticed that as he prepares small quantities of his pieces before embarking on pressing them into the base wood, his hands were much more expressive. I set up my small Speedlite to camera left and in front of him to light his hands and pliers in a way to show movement in his hands. And yes, they do look as good as Ruth's!

Genesis 1:28 “God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.  Rile over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” Genesis 2:8 “Now the Lord planted a garden in the east, in Eden; […]