In Defense of Noises Perpetrated by the Youngest Members of the Congregation

By: Michael Bowser

When I moved to Chattanooga for college, I attended a church that had a high percentage of young children. It also had hard wood floors, wooden pews, hard walls, and big glass windows. All of that together made it loud . . . really loud. Every sound was amplified. And with lots of kids came constant sounds of Bibles or pens or feet hitting the floor, and sounds of kids whispering—you know, the voice kids use that is maybe technically a whisper but can be heard outside in a thunderstorm without much difficulty.

Mortification: Waging Mortal Combat on Sin

Mortification: Waging Mortal Combat on Sin

This past Sunday we looked at Colossians 3:1-17 and focused on understanding the rich and beautiful truth of our union with Christ: we are in Christ and Christ is in us.  That is the driving force of a new desire and new power to live a more Christ like life.  I did not have much time to go into how to put sin to death so I thought I would share some notes I have from various readings on this concept. 

Following Jesus Through Serving

My husband, John, and I walked into Redeemer one Sunday morning almost 5 years ago with some very specific skill sets as a graphic designer and photojournalist. After a few months of seeing how the Lord was working through this church body we started to ask ourselves, how can we be part of this? More specifically, how can we put our servant hearts to use here? Especially for a couple who aren't incredibly outgoing at the start.

What do Sunday School and Star Wars have in common?

What do Sunday School and Star Wars have in common?

No we are not doing some cheesy Sunday School class around Star Wars characters - don't worry.  The connection is related to what happened at General Assembly, our denomination's annual meeting.

The theme of General Assembly this year was Refreshed: In and for the Cross and thankfully I left feeling refreshed. I was generally encouraged by the actions of our assembly; refreshed by faithful preaching, equipped by helpful seminars, and encouraged through time spent with friends. Two of those friends were our missionaries Tim Mountfort and Cartee Bales.