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The Bread of Life

We live in a culture obsessed with food. Myself included, most of our time throughout the day is spent pondering, planning, buying, preparing, cooking, consuming, cleaning up after food. Not to mention the instagramming, blogging, posting, bragging, and recommending of recent food adventures. When we get together with friends, it involves food; when we invite others over, ...

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Gospel

What is the Gospel? It was the question that silenced everyone. No one at the table was able to comprehend the softball subject that was tossed out into the conversation. And still there it was: a term so simply accepted by Christians daily, and yet a word we stake everything we do on. But still no one responded. Many times we become so comfortable with our Christian voca...

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Recommended Reading

Here are some resources that we use for training leaders at The Well that we would like to share with you. We recommend that anyone desiring a deeper relationship with Christ read the following: A Praying Life Cousel for Christian Workers Humility ...

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The Reason for God

During our first night of Theology on Tap, an open night for people to ask questions about Christianity, we discussed the reason for God. I've reposted some of the notes here. These are highly adapted from a talk that Tim Keller gave at Google a few years ago. We discuss God first because we need to be able to prove his authority apart from Scripture. Meaning that Scriptu...

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3 Things We Saw at Our Baptism Gathering

A few weeks ago The Well church held its very first baptism gathering, and it was an amazing time for our new community here in Boulder. As a church plant, it is imperative that we celebrate when God moves and blesses us, and the celebration of God’s glory was the goal of our baptism gathering. While celebrating, I saw 3 things that stood out to me. Honestly, what I...

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Discipleship

Christians often speak “Christianeeze” and fail to explain what they mean by certain terms, which is a surefire way to create a self-focused community that doesn’t seek to learn the language of their surrounding culture and communicate with the lost in an understandable way. The word “disciple” is one of many Christianeeze terms. The goal is n...

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I'm Tired

The other day I worked around the house all day. I got to go to Home Depot not once but twice, and yes, I consider that a good thing. I got to use a circular saw to cut wood and I cleaned my grill - my back porch is officially open for the summer. When I was done I was tired - and it was good. It seems to me that every conversation with every adult that I have usually sta...

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Missional Community

Missional communities are the primary way we connect with others, live our lives on mission and remind one another of the gospel. The idea stems from two obvious root concepts: “missional” and “community” both of which are as hot in the church world as the words "organic" and "enlightenment" are in Boulder. It would be helpful if we had a working de...

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Christ and the Church Part 1

If marriage is to be a reflection of the relationship between Christ and the church (Ephesians 5:22-33), then it is of utmost importance that we represent this relationship well. To misrepresent this relationship is to preach a false gospel. When our marriages are not based on the relationship between Christ and the church, we don’t just have a marriage problem, we h...

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Christ and the Church Part 2

In part 1 of this post we examined the nature of analogy, freedom and equality. In this post we'll get into the text (Ephesians 5:22-33) and examine what it exactly means for wives to submit to their husbands and for husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the church. Christ loves the church. Do you believe that? The messy, broken and beautiful church. He died for th...

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