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Why Ten?

 “Those who know the Ten Commandments perfectly know the entire Scriptures and in all affairs and circumstances are able to counsel, help, comfort, judge, and make decisions in both spiritual and temporal matters.” – Martin Luther Imagine a parallel universe in which...
Squirrel!

Squirrel!

In Pixar’s movie Up, a talking dog named Dug meets Mr. Fredrickson, a curmudgeonly widower who is the protagonist of the story. Being a golden retriever, Dug greets Mr. Fredrickson as one might expect if golden retrievers could actually speak: “My name is Dug. I have...

Escape Artists

I have a friend whom I’ve known for decades who lives in a most fascinating way. She is always anticipating her next vacation. Work is just the filler she has to grind through until her next trip to the tropics. I’ve observed for years as she excitedly posts about her...

Whispers

If I had to encapsulate elements of my faith story down to one word, it would be: whispers. I’ve never had a moment of big revelation or epiphany where God shouts at me through others, through his creation, or through whatever means that would make me listen. No...

Listening Up

“You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness.” James 1:19-20 Last Sunday, I introduced a sermon series titled “Listening Ears, Humble Hearts, Civil Tongues.”...

A Journey of Faith

[Editor’s note: Today’s article, by Conejo’s own George de Bruyn, is part of the “Our Story” class series. Thank you, George, for sharing your story with us!] Although my parents believed in God, we were not a church-going family and worship was limited to the...