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When your child is prodigal

"Hear, O Israel! The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. And you must commit yourself wholeheartedly to these…

Marital Sex: A Book Review

Several months ago, Gary Thomas published a new book called Married sex. At the time of the book's release, a firestorm erupted from another author. Admittedly, she was upset because Thomas hadn't asked her to…

Blog: A New Beginning (1/11/22)

BY PASTOR GWEN DRESSEL - CHRISTIAN FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER A new Year. A new start. What does 2022 have in store for us?More specifically, what does it have in store for you?We have experienced lockdowns, school closures and church…

2021 in review

It's time to recap the year that has been. And what a year it was. There are several ways to do this, many of which are interesting. You can look at a year in terms of notable deaths, viral events, political…

A Spirit for God (2021)

Never before have "habits of the mind" been so important. As Winston Churchill foresightedly stated in his address to Harvard University in 1943: “The empires of the future will be empires of the spirit. Oxford…

Is God a moral monster?

Richard Dawkins calls the God of the Bible a “moral monster”. For example, Dawkins calls God's command to Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac as "shameful" and amounting to "child abuse and intimidation." He…

From scratch | Jesus’ Creed

Chicago is called "The Second City" because most of it was rebuilt after the Great Chicago Fire. Some of the iconic Chicago Skyline architectural buildings were constructed around this time in the city's history. If you take the historic…