Author Archive: Tony

For to us… by Greg Mattson

For to us… by Greg Mattson

”For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon  his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 I want to start this out by saying Merry Christmas! This is the time of year Christians […]

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  December 24, 2017   No comments
Tis the Season by Zack Fugate

Tis the Season by Zack Fugate

“I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season…”-2 Timothy 4:1-2 Without question, when you, the reader, began reading this pondering, I am sure that […]

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  December 17, 2017   No comments
Themes in the Bible by Paul Gilbertson

Themes in the Bible by Paul Gilbertson

I have been listening to Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology class, and he encourages students to look for themes when reading their Bible.  I knew of some but there are others that may not jump out at you without doing a little digging.  Some of the themes that jumped out at me have to do with […]

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  December 10, 2017   No comments
Pondering the Pastorate by Tony Minell

Pondering the Pastorate by Tony Minell

New Life is far from a perfect “church.” In fact, the number of our imperfections is a multiple of the number of names who call New Life home. We are a people, like every other people, who struggle. Our struggles are both universal and diverse.  Some are wrestling with the pain of loss. Others struggle […]

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  November 12, 2017   No comments