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9September 2013

by: Andy Farmer

Re-Routing Ruts in Marriage Communication

Re-routing Ruts in Marriage Communication By Andy Farmer For years I had a problem with my basement flooding during heavy rains. It seemed like with every downpour I would be bailing out the window well trying to keep the rising tide from cascading down the walls to the carpet below. Eventually I was able to identify the problem as a rut in the grading around the house which was undetectable ...

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5August 2013

by: Andy Farmer

The Arts Culture and the Mission of Peace

  Peace and the Arts At the end of my book ‘Real Peace’ I give some brief thoughts on how peace interacts with various aspects of our culture.  One of the interesting areas I want to explore further is how peace interacts with the arts.  I’m not an artist but as I’ve studied the topic of peace I’ve been struck by how much the realm of peace and the ...

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8July 2013

by: Andy Farmer

Counseling Doesn't Get Any Better Than Encouragement

Counseling Doesn’t Get Any Better Than Encouragement By Andy Farmer* (Blog Manager’s Note: while the following post is addressed to counselors, I encourage you to apply it in all your relationships—as spouses, parents, community group members, friends.) What Good Do You Bring? I was meeting with a couple facing profound and long term marriage problems. Trying to get a ...

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29March 2013

by: Andy Farmer

It is Finished

(Blog Manager’s Note: this is part of a Lenten series being offered by the pastors of CFC) Scripture John 19:28-30—“After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), ‘I thirst.’ A jar full of sour wine stood there, so they put a sponge full of the sour wine on a hyssop branch and held it to his mouth.  When Jesus had ...

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11February 2013

by: Andy Farmer

Climbing the Friendship Ladder

When I talk with my single brothers and sisters one of the things that most often comes up is the challenge of friendship.  Particularly friendship with the opposite sex.  Really, friendship between men or between women is hard enough to work through.  But add in the POV differences between genders, the unpredictable workings of attraction and affection and unwritten but very real ...

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26November 2012

by: Andy Farmer

A Church Where Shame is Suffocated and Celebrated

This is the final post of a three part series on shame.  Its based things I learned at the recent 2012 CCEF Conference, “Guilt and Shame”, and in reading Ed Welch’s excellent new book Shame Interrupted – How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection. In previous posts we talked about shame and its effect on our lives, and how Jesus has come as the ultimate ...

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19November 2012

by: Andy Farmer

Shame Has a Remedy

(The second of a three part blog series on shame, based on the 2012 CCEF Conference, “Guilt and Shame”, and Ed Welch’s excellent new book Shame Interrupted – How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection.)  In the previous post in this series we learned that shame can be a life-defining experience.  In this post we want to see how the Gospel offers a ...

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12November 2012

by: Andy Farmer

Shame – Do You Know It? (Part 1 of 3)

This is the first of a three part series on shame.  Its based things I learned at the recent 2012 CCEF Conference, “Guilt and Shame”, and in reading Ed Welch’s excellent new book Shame Interrupted – How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection.  Shame isn’t something we talk about much.  Shame is something we’re ashamed to admit is a ...

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10October 2012

by: Andy Farmer

He Built Better Than He Knew

(Blog Manager’s Note:  today’s post about a father and pastor who trained his sons and in so doing affected a nation, will be followed by a related entry tomorrow; a couple of glances back in time to learn from those who have gone before us.) By Andy Farmer* William Tennent Sr. is a footnote of American History – a locally prominent minister in the outlying areas of ...

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23December 2011

by: Andy Farmer

Peace on Earth

Editor’s Note: The following was used by Andy Farmer at a recent Sunday service during our celebration of communion. The insight into the coming of Christ, the message of the angels, and our redemption is worth our reflection. Merry Christmas! In Luke’s account of the birth of Christ, he makes much of the declaration of the angels. Luke 2:13-14 13 And suddenly there was with the ...

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