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Easter Reflections

April 18, 2016 | by: Rick Hawkes |0 Comments

A part of me is embarrassed by the resurrection. The cross is a clean and simple, though gracious, transaction. We love talking about how Jesus died for us. The resurrection is tougher. Now that I am forgiven, what does the resurrection have to do with anything? I feel pretty good about telling people that Jesus died to save sinners. Even if the details are a little foggy to them, they get the idea of sacrificial love. In our naturalistic society, the idea... Keep Reading

Samaritan Health Center

April 18, 2016 | by: Jessica Stewart |0 Comments

This Sunday our Alms Offering will support Samaritan Health Center, a free and charitable clinic in Durham where members of our congregation have served for several years. At SHC, we aim to provide the highest quality primary care with the highest standard of love, the love God has shown us through Jesus Christ. We listen, and examine, and speak of forgiveness. We prescribe eye glasses, and medications, and provide them by grace, free of charge. We clean t... Keep Reading

Music Intern this Summer

April 18, 2016 | by: Pastor Byron Peters |0 Comments

In the Fall of 2010 I played a pickup game of nerf basketball in the lobby of a McCallie School dormitory in Chattanooga. My son John Martin was a freshman there, and his new friend Chris Lee had the distinct misfortune of challenging me to a game. Of course my wisdom, skill, and Kentucky basketball heritage dominated (okay, I got lucky). It was a sweet victory that began a wonderful relationship between Chris Lee and the Peters family. John Martin and Ch... Keep Reading


March 18, 2016 | by: Robin Price |0 Comments

Many of you already know that I will be transitioning from short-term (3-year) missionary service to long-term "career" service. I can see many reasons to pursue this path, many ways that God is leading in this direction. That doesn't mean it won't still be "scary" at times. In fact, I want to say, first of all, that this is not even a done-deal yet...I must re-apply with Mission to the World (MTW) and go through additional interviews. plans are co... Keep Reading

Ten Years Later...

March 18, 2016 | by: Andrew White |0 Comments

Spring of 2006 at UNC was a momentous year for me personally. And this spring – exactly ten years later – I have found myself back in a familiar place that has rekindled a lot of those memories: Lewis dorm. Lewis was where my life really took a 180 degree turn. I was unhappy in college after a tumultuous ’04-05, but in the spring of ’06 God really took a hold of my life. It was that year – living in Lewis – that I reall... Keep Reading

Missionary Update

March 18, 2016 | by: John and Alison W |0 Comments

After 4 months of searching, we finally found a new home. It's such a difficult process finding and switching apartments in South Asia. There's little protection for tenants. For example, 5 days before moving, an owner suddenly backed out of our agreement. Fortunately, we had not yet given the insane, required, 10-month rent deposit to this owner. We did, however, have to scramble and find another apartment within 2 days. So, why move? As the boys have gro... Keep Reading


March 18, 2016 | by: Pastor Byron Peters |0 Comments

About eight weeks ago God laid a challenge before us (through some dear friends) to move to the fastest growing section of CCC’s target audience, Briar Chapel. It’s an interesting community of 800 homes in North Chatham county with a Chapel Hill address that aspires to eventually have 2,400 homes—that’s 10,000-12,000 people! So, in typical “ready, FIRE, aim” Peters fashion, our home in Durham goes on the market this week... Keep Reading

Finishing What We Start

February 15, 2016 | by: Rik Gervais |0 Comments

“As a reminder to our existing members, class sizes grow in the new year.” Announcement in the current Duke Center for Living fitness center newsletter. Every January, the ranks swell at our local gym. Lots of folks with good intentions about losing those extra holiday pounds, or those seeking a whole new start on fitness, sign up for the six-month membership special. They come into the building a bit unsure of themselves, but full of enthusia... Keep Reading

Our Unsteady Walk

February 15, 2016 | by: Rick Hawkes |0 Comments

When we consider what it means to follow Christ, we see that the Church has historically erred in two ways: nominalism and justification by works. Nominalism says that an internal attitude of trusting in Christ is the sum of the Christian life. On the other hand, justification by works teaches that our behavior is the point of the Christian life. Scripture, of course, teaches that we are to have the obedience of faith (Rm 1:5), that our trust in Christ, if... Keep Reading

Discipleship Done Messy

February 15, 2016 | by: Jeffery West |0 Comments

“Free Online Course - Discipleship in 12 Easy Steps.” Just click your way through the material, fill out some survey questions and print your certificate at the end. Doesn’t that sound clean and simple? It does to me. That sounds like something the church leadership could control, implement, measure and congratulate ourselves on when we’ve reached a certain percentage of congregational participation. As an elder, this is very appeal... Keep Reading

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