- Heh GRCC family, This is a reminder we will have a potluck lunch after the service this Sunday. If you can stay and bring along some food that would be great. It's a great opportunity to get to know each other better and support each other. Bring enough for your family and a little extra. Bring lawn chairs if you would like to be able to sit outside.
- Ron Barnes published a newsletterReadThesis Almost DoneSample
For those who are curious. Here is a small sample of the introduction to my Thesis. Thank you for your patience. It is essentially done. My supervisor needs to see the intro/conclusion. Thank you for your patience and prayers through this process
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There is a new popular spirituality among evangelicals that should concern those who treasure the Bible as God’s special, complete and infallible revelation. This new spirituality is a troubling cross pollination between popular spirituality and Evangelical Christianity. This spirituality is governed by the individual. It is not the church or the Bible directly that determines the constitution of this religiosity. Rather the individual sits in supreme authority and is free to choose what aspects of spirituality suits them in a manner similar to those who might go to their favorite buffet restaurant and choose the delicacies that most delight their palates. Michael Horton wrote an article entitled Your Personal Jesus and in it he captures the essence of this approach to spirituality in his quotation from Entertainment Weekly:
Seekers of the day are apt to peel away the tough theological stuff and pluck out the most dulcet elements of faith, coming up with a soothing sampler of Judeo-Christian imagery, Eastern meditation, self-help lingo, a vaguely conservative craving for 'virtue,' and a loopy New Age pursuit of 'peace.' This happy free-for-all, appealing to Baptists and stargazers alike, comes off more like Forest Gump's ubiquitous 'boxa chocolates' than like any real system of belief. You never know what you're going to get.
 Michael Horton, “Your Own Personal Jesus,” Modern Reformation, 17, no. 3 (May/June 2008): 14.
- From Amy Hauer: The monthly potluck is THIS Sunday! Please bring food to share as well as lawn chairs as we'll eat outside if the weather is nice enough.