Last night I attended a Public Square event hosted by the Richmond Times Dispatch. It featured a presentation of recent survey results focused on Millennials and specifically what it takes for a city like Richmond to attract and retain the coveted young professional demographic. Several members of the City Church community were key leaders of the survey process, analysis, and presentation. I was impressed by their work, their thoughtful recommendations, and by the engagement of the gathered crowd. I’ve been thinking about some of their findings, especially the focus on a great food scene.
Archive: ‘Thinking About’
Recently with a group friends I have been reading through the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF). The WCF is an old document; it was composed in 1640s by a group of pastors and Bible scholars from England. It summarizes the theology of the Presbyterian Church. The WCF starts with a chapter on the Bible. I’ve been thinking about what it means that the WCF chooses the Bible as its starting point.
Today we hear from Anne Taylor Robertson–a soon-to-be member of City Church–on the importance of community in our commitment to grow towards Christ.
Lent is the six weeks leading to Easter–the Church’s greatest holiday (holy day). Lent is a time of preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is a time for the Church to repent from sin so that it can find its full life in Christ.
The coincidence this week of Christy Wampole’s perceptive piece in The New York Times on irony as “the ethos of our age” and the Thanksgiving holiday has got me thinking about gratitude.