Faith and Fellowship
Anchor of Hope Community Church in Stanwood, Washington

Faith and Fellowship

One Mission Together One Vision Together
  1. A few years back, I was called to the local hospital to visit a parishioner before surgery. As I entered the building, I stopped at the front desk to pick up my identification badge and check in with  hospital staff. They informed me of the room number I was looking for and I quickly made

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  2. This is the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation. One of Martin Luther’s most controversial Reformation teachings was a doctrine he called the “theology of the cross”—hardly a controversial sounding name. What could be more everyday Christian than a doctrine about the cross of Christ? Why was it so controversial? It said that some of

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  3. The text message on my wife’s phone read, “God told me last night the kids are your punishment.” Danny was very upset and was using Jon and Jack’s autism to inflict pain. The words stung for a moment, like bumping an old injury. But the pain quickly turned to pity. Danny’s god is the god

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  4. One of the first games we learn as a child is peek-a-boo. It is a simple game, where a grown-up hides their face from an infant with their hand… and then removes their hand quickly to reveal their face… and says, “Peek-a-boo, I see you.” This game then moves up to the familiar game of

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  5. Why is the message of the cross such an affront to our old natures? Why is the world so antagonistic towards God’s offer of salvation? Why do some people believe that Christians are uninformed simpletons in need of rehabilitation? Why does Hollywood consistently belittle and deride Christian values? Why are Christians the most persecuted group

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