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Blog Archives: January 2013 — December 2013

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June 06, 2013
Todd Johnson
Have you ever played Dizzy Lizzy- the game where you spin around a bat, get very dizzy and then try to run in a straight line? Our postmodern American society is alot like taking a turn playing Dizzy Lizzy.  It disorients us, making our minds spin and tripping us up as we try to run the straight line after God.(1) That is, if you are anything like me, living in postmodern America, I find that - though I am incredibly productive and competent - I can make it through an entire day without thinking about God, his word or his call on my life. ...

Recalibrate: Why are we here?

May 30, 2013
Todd Johnson
Sometimes instruments and tools have to be recalibrated.  They must be corrected and carefully checked for accuracy.  The human heart is the same way.  Today was a day when my heart needed to be recalibrated. Today I have been struck with the calling of our church.  We are a church in Christ, for Crozet and western Albemarle.  This means that we are a church for our neighbors.  We want to love and serve our neighbors while we introduce them to the most wonderful man in the world - Jesus. Today, as I spent time with God, I had to confess ...

Lent

February 12, 2013
Todd Johnson
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday. Tomorrow we begin the season of Lent. How are we to think about this season? That simple question has a long answer. (The answer is too involved for this blog post.) But may I offer a few quick thoughts? 1. No Christian must observe Lent. God is pleased with us because of Christ and his work. Observing Lent is not a legalistic ritual that binds us or makes us 'more pleasing to God'. 2. But observance can be useful. The above statement, "No Christian must observe..." can be applied to a multitude of practices....

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