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Monday Move – From the Horse’s Mouth

On June 12, 2017, Posted by , In CCC News, With Comments Off on Monday Move – From the Horse’s Mouth

Did you know a donkey is a domesticated member of the horse family?  There are more than 40 million donkeys in the world and they have been used as a working animal for more than 5000 years. Did you know that there is actually a list (multiple lists) of donkeys…

Monday Move – Subtle Not Silent

On June 5, 2017, Posted by , In CCC News, With Comments Off on Monday Move – Subtle Not Silent

Have you ever experienced a crowded, loud, open-spaced room when someone is trying to tell you something?  Sometimes in those situations, it’s very challenging to hear, isn’t it?  Speaking louder may help and it may not.  Leaning in closer may help and it may not.  Sometimes the only way to…

Monday Move – InEscapable Impact!

On May 22, 2017, Posted by , In CCC News, With Comments Off on Monday Move – InEscapable Impact!

Jesus lived what most would consider a short 33 years.   He spent most of his adult life as a carpenter but around the age of 30, he decided to “go public” as a teacher (known as a rabbi in the Jewish culture of his day). Jesus traveled the region of…

Monday Move – InEscapable Obligations

On May 15, 2017, Posted by , In CCC News, With Comments Off on Monday Move – InEscapable Obligations

In the book, Who is this Man? by John Ortberg, he devotes a whole chapter to Jesus’ inescapable impact on how women are viewed and treated.  He describes in contrast how women were viewed and treated in the ancient Greco-Roman world. According to the Law of Romulus (founder & first…

InEscapable – Ads vs. Funerals

On May 8, 2017, Posted by , In CCC News, With Comments Off on InEscapable – Ads vs. Funerals

In the 2009 book, They Like Jesus But Not The Church, author Dan Kimball talks about how a lot of people have walked away from the church (or never engaged with the church to begin with) but are still very interested in spiritual matters and actually very much like Jesus….

Monday Move – Us versus Them

On May 1, 2017, Posted by , In CCC News, With Comments Off on Monday Move – Us versus Them

It’s Us versus Them!  You’re either for me or against me!  You’re either my friend or my enemy!  It’s far too easy to live life that way.  It may be the common (or even easy) way of life, but there’s often more to life than what’s common or easy. Part…

Monday Move – InEscapable Pull of Politics

On April 24, 2017, Posted by , In CCC News, With Comments Off on Monday Move – InEscapable Pull of Politics

Two topics we are generally told to avoid are religion and politics.  If we want to stir up a little controversy in a conversation, all we have to do is ask people their opinion about something related to one of these two subjects. You’ve probably noticed that today’s political climate…

Monday Move – InEscapable Easter Greetings!

On April 17, 2017, Posted by , In CCC News, With Comments Off on Monday Move – InEscapable Easter Greetings!

Easter’s a pretty big deal for followers of Jesus!  Easter is such a big deal that the entire Christian faith hinges on this one moment in history.  There is no other faith that hinges on just one moment in history – not Judaism, not Buddhism, not Hinduism, not Islam, nor…

Monday Move – InEscapable Greatness?

On April 10, 2017, Posted by , In CCC News, With Comments Off on Monday Move – InEscapable Greatness?

Jesus was not a great man!  Depending on what you know about and where you are in relationship to/with Jesus that might be a pretty shocking statement.  After all, Jesus is one of the most familiar figures in all of history (if not the most familiar) and his impact on…

Monday Move – Big Time Mess

On March 20, 2017, Posted by , In CCC News, With Comments Off on Monday Move – Big Time Mess

Did you know, though, that studies show holding hands triggers chemical reactions in our minds that simply make us feel better about life? These studies show that holding hands decreases stress, lowers blood pressure (which is good for the heart), increases relational bonding, fights fear, provides a sense of safety…