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A word on fallow month from previous Village Pastor Jimmy…

December is ‘fallow’ month here at The Village. It is a time when we pull back from the big pull to be super busy during the Christmas season. No hustle and bustle. No crazy schedules. No programs and extra practices. No exhausting rehearsals. No frantic shopping sprees. No madness. The concept of ‘fallowness’ is found in the Bible; Every six years of cultivating the fields was followed by a ‘fall...

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Grace Over Sin

  I By Julie Brunson, October 2017 One of the things that happens in the church is that sin gets identified as more significant than grace. It becomes something to hide in shame, especially when it’s something we don’t seem to be able to conquer without help. This fear creates demand that we define sin in such a way that we don’t commit it. We don’t want to be seen as wrong or weak. I t...

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Promoting Authentic, Grace-based Community…

Many of you know that I’m the official “administrator” of The Village Conference 2017: Encouraging Discipling Communities. In that role, I have begun in earnest some of the promotion efforts for our conference. Many of the key things we teach at the Village are somewhat contrary, if not all out contradictory, to the standard concept of promotional efforts. I’m going to be s...

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Longing for Liturgy

lit·ur·gy: ˈlidərjē/ noun – a form according to which public religious worship, especially Christian worship, is conducted. I grew up in a setting where liturgy meant the Catholic Church. It meant crossing yourself, standing and kneeling, giving the appropriate public response to the priest (which for some reason was never “Amen”). This was all according to some mysterious code t...

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Doubt, Depression and Faith

I too struggle a lot with doubt, especially when I’m inviting people to let themselves be connected to painful memories and experiences and offer that pain to God with the hope that this is the path to joy. I mean, I’ve walked with a lot of people on this journey and at some level I’ve seen “proof” that God really comes to us in the midst of suffering. And I myself ha...

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