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My Personal Journey Through Most of the Old Testament: A Loose Interpretation (or, My Secret Desire To Be A Writer Like Carrie Bradshaw, But A Nicer Christian Version)
Posted by Tami Fowler on

A note from NikaDear Friends,I wanted to share with you a special guest post on the SJOC blog. In our Theology Automatic for the People (TAP) classes, we eagerly desire to make participants better worshippers of God. While I have often in my teaching profession settled for smarter sinners...

Trinity 101: How do we define the Trinity?
Posted by Nika Spaulding on

Since the trinity paradoxically is both 3 and 1, Christians throughout history have tried to define the triune God through the use of metaphors.  For example, you might have heard that God is like an egg: one person of the Trinity is the shell, another one is the white, and the final one is...

Because I Wanted To...
Posted by Nika Spaulding on

    “How’s your new job?”  If I had a dollar for every time I have heard this question the last two months, I would be able to take us all out for the Smooth Operator at Emporium. After fumbling through several poorly crafted responses, I developed my go-to...

God Flicked, I planted
Posted by Martin Ban on

God compelled me to the point where I could no longer resist. I had a decision, check that- we (Mari Anne and I) had a decision to make. Do we venture east and serve at an existing church community or do we move to Oak Cliff in Dallas and plant a church?   I sat on the couch of a dear...