ARCHIVE November, 2013

Who is This King of Glory?

I’ve been thinking a lot about God as King.  I feel like we’re repeating history and it’s not good. There are few passages of Scripture that cut me to the core as this one (especially verses 7 and 22): 1 Samuel 8:1 When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as judges for Israel. 2 […]

November 18, 2013 in Articles, Articles and Devotionals by

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Chapel Worship Guide 11.17.2013

Chapel Worship Guide for Sunday 9 AM, November 17, 2013 The Nemmers Family Chapel at Advocate Condell   Welcome—Barbara Shafer, Christ Church Highland Park Call to Worship:  Nicole Aimiee Macaluso Collins (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and First and Santa Cruz Lutheran Church of Joliet )  Philippians 2:9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and […]

November 17, 2013 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Advent Devotional Series for 2013: Emmanuel: When LOVE Showed Up In-Person

I am pleased to announce the Advent Devotional Series for 2013 “Emmanuel: When LOVE Showed Up In-Person.”  In the Person of Jesus Christ, that is. It is far too easy to let the holidays—the secular term for the holy season of Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas—go by with very little thought as to what this time […]

November 14, 2013 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Announcing the Condell Winter Worship Series (2014): Gospel–I Love to Tell the Story

Romans 1:16 I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it […]

November 14, 2013 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Love with Actions and in Truth

1 John 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be […]

November 14, 2013 in Articles, Articles and Devotionals by

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Bad Company Corrupts Good Character

We’ve talked so far about the Christian Left as distinct from the Political Left and the same applied to the Christian and Political Right.  There is a reason I’ve been using a train track analogy and today, we’ll explore a particular reason why train tracks accurately depict the interaction between people, God, and the culture. […]

November 12, 2013 in Articles, Articles and Devotionals by

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Staying on Track as Christians

Last week we were using a train track analogy to look at the priorities of the Christian Left and the Christian Right.  Both priorities are completely Christian and valid.  Both are necessary for the Body of Christ to do the work God has called us to do.  We cannot look at the rail opposite our […]

November 11, 2013 in Articles, Articles and Devotionals by

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Chapel Worship Guide 11.10.2013

Chapel Worship Guide for Sunday 9 AM, November 10, 2013 The Nemmers Family Chapel at Advocate Condell Today’s service is provided by the First Presbyterian Church of Libertyville. Prelude   Welcome—Barbara Shafer, Christ Church Highland Park Worship in Song:  Hymn 35– Immortal, Invisible God Only Wise Hymn 448–Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah Scripture (Old Testament)    […]

November 10, 2013 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Understanding the Christian Right

Most people don’t have a hard time acknowledging the existence of the Christian Right even if they find it irksome.  The Christian Right ranks in popularity along with Brussels sprouts and Lima beans among a wide swath of American culture.  If you stop to analyze it with civility—as we did with the Christian Left—we will […]

November 7, 2013 in Articles, Articles and Devotionals by

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Understanding the Christian Left

Does the Christian Left actually exist, or is it an oxymoron like “wise fool” or “jumbo shrimp”? The Christian Left surely exists—it is no oxymoron—and today, I’d like to suggest that it’s a matter of Christian priorities.  Understanding the Christian Left benefits the Body of Christ as we embrace a wider theological perspective. Let’s start with […]

November 6, 2013 in Articles, Articles and Devotionals by

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