On Friday, our small group from Christ Church crossed the U.S. - Mexico border on our way to the Center for Church Planting (CPI) Vision Weekend in Monterrey. Crossing the border was less involved than I thought it would be, but there was still paperwork to fill out, a deposit to be made in order to bring the car into Mexico, and dollars to turn into pesos. As we travelled...Keep Reading
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It is that time of year again, when we ring out the current year (2016) and welcome the new year (2017). For most of the world, the new year is a time when life feels fresh and new. This seems to be the one time when we can put behind us our problems and get a fresh start. Curiously, I have seen a number of people ready for 2016 to end because it has been “such a horrible year.” Why? Because several famous celebrities have died. It is as if death is something unusual, and that with 2017, we can get away from death. But death is always with us. The Bible tells us that death is the inevitable result of sin (James 1:15), and sin is found in every person (Romans 3:23). There is even a common quip “two things are certain in life: death and taxes.”...