Cary Schmidt

When Should We Regather the Church?

When Should We Regather the Church?

So, pastor friend, you’ve heard of churches reopening. You’ve seen social media posts from churches in other regions who are celebrating re-gatherings. You’ve been called on to sign petitions, resist, and “take a stand.”

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It Is a Good Thing

It Is a Good Thing

How has God been faithful to you during the last eight weeks? Have you celebrated His faithfulness recently? Have you paused the noise (both external and internal) long enough to simply say “Thank you, Lord!”

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What is God Doing?

What is God Doing?

For ten years, Hezekiah lived under the threat of the Assyrian empire threatening to pillage the southern tribes of Judah. I bet he wondered “what is God doing?”

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Preach the Gospel Again

Preach the Gospel Again

Have you lost interest in the gospel? Are you looking for “more interesting” or “more engaging” things to say? Don’t Christians need more than “just the gospel”?

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Responding to Hard Stuff

Responding to Hard Stuff

I’ve spent a lot of time this week hearing from advisors, listening to our leaders, and considering the spiritual and practical implications of COVID-19 virus for our church, school, and ministry.

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Five Christmas Essentials

Five Christmas Essentials

The pace of life in 2019 is faster than any human being can possibly sustain. We weren’t designed to process the vast volume of noise or to accomplish the incessant stream of activity and obligation that life offers up to us.

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I Wait, He Works

I Wait, He Works

I confess—I keep regressing back into spiritual hysterics. It’s like a strange addiction. I have to work at waiting. Hysteria is a default setting—not like wildly out of control emotions, but more like frenetically working things out myself…

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