Recent bombings of Coptic Christian churches in Egypt remind us of the dangers of professing Christ as our Lord and Savior. This incident reminds us that following Christ has physical implications that will indeed test our resolve to trust the one true God. Yet even Christians in Western nations are tested. First the Church is increasingly marginalized… Continue reading Testing Continues
A young officer on his first dive in a submarine carefully inspects the equipment as the ship slowly descends to test depth. Prior to going to sea every system has been carefully inspected and tested using various equipment that simulates actual conditions when submerged. But the real test is taking the ship out for the… Continue reading Fear Not!
Our Palm Sunday celebration begins with children leading a triumphant parade around our building. This year's cantata conveys the emotional roller-coaster from the triumphant entry of Palm Sunday to the loss of hope at the crucifixion in nine movements. The overture samples themes of the entire work and introduces the Jesus as the Rose of… Continue reading The Rose of Calvary