Seek the Lost

This month we’re taking a closer look at our mission statement. It’s made up of four simple statements about what it is that we do as God’s people at Chapel of the Cross. It’s meant to be a description of what centers us as a congregation. We study God’s Word. We seek the lost. We … Continue reading Seek the Lost

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Happy New Year – Spoiler Alert: Tomorrow Won’t Be Different Than Today

Our calendars make a hard and fast break between today and tomorrow. Today it's one year, tomorrow it’ll be the new year. But that transition from one year to the next is arbitrary. We could just as easily have put the New Year celebration on July 1st as January 1st. And because there isn’t really … Continue reading Happy New Year – Spoiler Alert: Tomorrow Won’t Be Different Than Today

Four Reasons to Keep Children Out of Adult Worship Services

There are plenty of reasons given to send children away when adults begin to worship. Below, are the four most common reasons I've heard to send kids out of the church's regular worship. None of them are good, though some can be tempting. They all come with heavy consequences for the congregation, the parents, and … Continue reading Four Reasons to Keep Children Out of Adult Worship Services

Fear and Love Both Have Long Arms: Choose Love

Can you guess where this photo was taken? It looks like a picture out of a Nazi concentration camp. It's not. This photo was taken right here in the United States in 1942. It captures the forcible internment of Japanese Americans that occurred after the attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Very rarely … Continue reading Fear and Love Both Have Long Arms: Choose Love

Glimpses of Eden in an Encounter with a Hummingbird

What would life have been like had Adam and Eve not sinned? How long would it have taken them before they ate from the Tree of Life as they had been invited to do? What would civilization look like had the fall into sin never occurred? Would common professions like doctors, lawyers, veterinarians, firefighters, and … Continue reading Glimpses of Eden in an Encounter with a Hummingbird

All Truth is God’s Truth: What To Do When Science and the Bible Collide

"I hold that the sun is located at the center of the revolutions of the heavenly orbs and does not change place, and that the earth rotates on itself and moves around it... [but] they tried on their own to spread among common people the idea that such propositions are against the Holy Scriptures, and … Continue reading All Truth is God’s Truth: What To Do When Science and the Bible Collide