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Ahh yes... the blogosphere

Well I'm finally stepping wholeheartedly into that wonderful world known as the blogosphere hence the sweet "paul's blog" graphic you see at the top of your screen. My intention is that this blog will be an opportunity for me to air out some of the things that I think God is turning over in me about worship and what it should look like in the context of the tribe. I also h...

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Discipleship - a patient acquisition of virtue

Been thinking a lot lately about what discipleship should look like within the context of a local church. How exactly does a church help facilitate the spiritual growth of people, without unwittingly creating a culture of consumerism in which people expect to receive but are never challenged to contribute? Well, we're working on some answers, but I wanted to share a quote ...

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Luther on the Bible

A great quote by Martin Luther: "The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs afterme; it has hands, it lays hold of me." ...

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Does Satan exist? ABC's nightline debates

Tribe, Get your TIVO's fired up. The ABC program nightline is conducting a debate about the existence of Satan that will air on Thursday, March 26 at 11:35 pm.This should be interesting. Check out link below for more info. Put me down for a "yes"...Satan is real. ABC Nightline - Does Satan exist? ...

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Mark Dever on the Gospel

Mark Dever is a pastor in Washington, D.C. I don't know him personally but he's been one of my mentors from afar to me these past few years through his books. Here's a short video of him explaining the Gospel. So clear, so powerful. I especially like his last sentence about how the Gospel should be the heart of every church and every individual Christian. ...

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What is the recession for?

Tribe, Turn on the news any given night these past months and all you see is talking heads telling you how bad the economy is. It can get depressing, and worrisome.I recently listened to a message by John Piper about the recession. Piper is the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, and if you've been around CP for awhile, you know that I have a great apprecia...

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Life in the Tribe

Hey Tribe. Fear not, the CP blog is here! A few times a week I hope to post some thoughts about life, theology, church, and whatever other miscellaneous things pertain to doing life together as a church. A neat feature of a blog is the ability to comment and interact with one another. The best way to be keep up to date with new posts is to subscribe via the RSS button on t...

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