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Jesus and Breaking News

In the wake of last week’s horrific shooting, the popular slogan “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” no longer applies. What happened in Vegas has spilled out into the streets, spread across social media platforms, and shocked other states of the Union and beyond. As with any tragedy of this magnitude, there are so... Continue Reading →

Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport?

In a mysterious twist of providence, the tragic shooting at Las Vegas and the release of the new film Calvinism happened on the same day. That brought to my mind Richard Mouw's fine little book Calvinism in a Las Vegas Airport. The book opens with a re-telling of a scene from the movie Hardcore. A stodgy Christian... Continue Reading →

God Forgive the USA

In the midst of the Great Depression (1929-1939), these prayers were offered up to the triune God on behalf of our country. Today, in the midst of our celebrations, we would do well to offer them again and again, confessing our national sins to God and repenting of them. Let us all take to heart... Continue Reading →

The Return of the King (Reprise)

In light of our recent sermons on Revelation 21-22, you might be interested in this excerpt from The Return of the King -- part three of J.R.R. Tolkien's epic masterpiece The Lord of the Rings. Here the story of the long-awaited return of the king is recounted in splendid detail. As you will see, Tolkien's fantastic vision... Continue Reading →


Christ Covenant Church will be hosting a "Meeting for Better Understanding" event on Saturday, May 13. The objective of a ‘Meeting for Better Understanding’ (or MBU) is to promote a mutual understanding of what Muslims and Christians believe. MBUs are not debates. Criticism of either the Muslim or Christian religion is not encouraged since that... Continue Reading →

Strangers and Citizens

Christ Covenant Church in Mesquite is -- deliberately and intentionally -- a cross-cultural community. That means we are a community made up of people from different cultures and backgrounds; it also means we are a community whose culture is shaped by the cross of Christ. As a pastor of this cross-cultural, bi-lingual congregation, I have the... Continue Reading →

Pray First

"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and... Continue Reading →

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