Devotional – Mar 16, 2021

Maurice Sendak in Hebrew doesn't make much sense to an English-speaking child. Is our articulation of the gospel heard in the same way in 2021? A little longer today, but join me with 1 Peter 3:15-17 and my new series on Christ and culture.

Devotional - Mar 16, 2021

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Music today: 'His Truth is Marching On,' Michael Doughty

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViDCenk4OA4

Here's an example of verbalizing Christ's Lordship in a musical frame of reference that may be more understandable to someone not all that familiar with the faith. 'Let me know Your enormity and my finiteness. . . ' Doughty was an indie music darling as the lead singer for Soul Coughing for a number of years.

'Sunshine,' Todd Snider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Ssjspo5q0

Snider is a songwriter who's wrapped a little differently, to put it mildly. The narrator here is perched on the ledge of a skyscraper wondering about the point of it all. I don't necessarily agree with all the theology here, but joy discovered in the last place you'd expect sounds a lot like Jesus to me.

Bonus - I came across this article today which does a great job of showing Christianity as simultaneously attractive and offensive. 'Do you really want to be countercultural? Then don't abandon Christianity. Stick with it.'

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/.../deconversion-not.../

Aug 18 2021 – CUP Church COVID-19 Update

Aug 18 2021 – CUP Church COVID-19 Update (Click to download pdf file)

 

Aug 18th 2021 – CUP Church COVID-19 Update

We strongly encourage wearing a mask upon entering the building if you are
Unvaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

The Cup Church session, at its August 17 Session meeting, passed the following resolution:
‘We strongly encourage those who are unvaccinated against the COVID-19 virus to wear a mask
upon entering the building. We will continue to allow masking to be optional in the sanctuary
during worship, except for the section marked ‘mask wearing only.’ We will continue to
evaluate CDC and area leadership guidance on this matter, and prayerfully ask for each person’s
patience and understanding of others during these challenging days.’
‘Love one another, as I have loved you.’ (John 13:34)