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On Leaving

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Posted by Seth Troutt on

“Leaving” almost has exclusively negative connotations for me and is wrapped up in a messy way with the themes of divorce and abandonment. Leaving has to do with loss; loss has to do with pain; and pain is always negative, or so I tend to think.  The first time we...

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Tags: going, leaving, sending

Five Resources Regarding Gender

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Posted by Seth Troutt on

This past Sunday we talked about what it means that God created us "male and female" (Genesis 1:26-27). Below are some resources that may be helpful for those of us in the congregation who want to begin to understand Gender Dysphoria in a more robust way. None of these are brief, but rather...

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Regarding My Departure, To My Grace Family

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Posted by Seth Troutt on

This past Sunday I announced that my last day at Grace would be October 2nd. Thinking about how to tell the church this past Sunday and how to write about it in a blog post has been really difficult — I’ve had this document open for three days now thinking about how to write...

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August 19th, 2016

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August 19th, 2016 from Grace Community Church on Vimeo.

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Some Knowledge About Knowledge And Diversity

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Posted by Seth Troutt on

What does it mean to know something? When does someone know that in a vacuum, gravity accelerates falling objects at 9.8 meters per second? When does someone know Christ? When does a husband know his wife? When does someone know that 2+2=4? When does a white person know what it is like to be a...

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Five New Things Happening At Grace

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Posted by Seth Troutt on

As we seek to faithfully live out our 20/20 vision as a church, it is inevitable that changes were going to take place: if nothing changes, nothing changes! Not only is it impossible for individuals to grow and mature without change, so also it is impossible for churches and families to grow and...

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Five Things About 'Evangelicals'

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Posted by Seth Troutt on

The media can’t stop talking about Evangelicals. Presidential candidates can’t stop talking about Evangelicals. To borrow from one of the greatest movies of all time, The Princess Bride, “you keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it...

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Tags: christian, evangelical, gospel, political

5 Things About Good Friday

Posted by Seth Troutt on

Good Friday? Is that a joke? Why would the day that Jesus died be considered good? In one very real sense, the death of Jesus is the worst thing ever to happen in history; it simply is not Good. However, in another sense, without the Cross history would be without hope. Below...

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Five New Years' Resolutions Every Christian Should Make

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Posted by Seth Troutt on

New Year’s Resolutions are all the rage: both making them and breaking them. To resolve to do something is to firmly decide on a path or a course of action. I believe we should often have stake-in-the-ground moments as followers of Jesus; times in which the Holy Spirit leads us towards or...

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Five Things About Defending Your Faith

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Posted by Seth Troutt on

Few things make people more scared than having to face hard questions about their faith. One of the reasons this is the case is that we are told by the world around us that faith is personal. Thus, when others ask us about our faith or challenge our faith we become flustered because we feel...

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Tags: apologetics, christianity, defense, faith

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