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"Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense." (Proverbs 19:11, ESV) It's been 3 weeks since Governor Pritzker sent most of us to our rooms. Authorities like the governor are not our parents, but when they rule in accord with the created and revealed order (even despite themselves), the Bible says they are "God's servants for [our] good" (v. 4). So, we obey as an act

During the coronavirus outbreak, our church has decided to forego its usual corporate gathering and to worship as individuals, families, and in small groups. This liturgy is designed to help us maintain unity in our worship—even while we're separated. To learn more about why we're worshipping in this way, what a liturgy is, and how it works, click here. The liturgy is available for you to look at any time, but several

During the coronavirus outbreak, our church has decided to forego its usual corporate gathering and to worship as individuals, families, and in small groups. This liturgy is designed to help us maintain unity in our worship—even while we're separated. To learn more about why we're worshipping in this way, what a liturgy is, and how it works, click here. The liturgy is available for you to look at any time, but most

He is risen! This Easter promises to be one to remember. For many years, you'll probably be saying to your kids, "remember when we couldn't go to church on Easter because of coronavirus?" And they will. But, during this strange passion week, I wanted to encourage you. Everything we are doing right now is a compromise, but that doesn’t mean it has to be fruitless. In this season of new responsibility, take a deep breath, have grace

As a pastor, my chief burden is to “keep watch over your souls” (Heb 13:17). Keeping watch has never been harder than in this moment of social isolation. I’ve heard from many of you, and the elders have done a great job reaching out every week. But I’m sure there is more going on “out there” than we know. Fair enough; even in normal times, you don’t fill your shepherds in on