Life Update 2: CCCC Conference, this Crazy Life and a BIG announcement.

  Wow, what a month July was…and beginning to August for that matter. We started our journey into pulpit supply on July 1 by preaching at a small church in Dunstable MA. Then spent a week with Rachel’s family, had two normal weeks and then this past week has been one of the busiest I …

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Horizontal & Vertical – The Ephesians 2 Paradigm

  Jonathan David Faulkner   Let me start by saying this idea did not originate with me, I have long advocated for it, especially here, but I have longed for good terminology for what I have come to believe scripture is teaching us concerning reconciliation and have struggled to find it until last week when …

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LIFE UPDATE: Website Changes, Beginning Job Searches, Health and Wellness, life after February 20th.

The following is an brief, personal update from me about life in general, changes to the website and future changes in life.   HAMILTON MA. God has never ceased to amaze me, yesterday I was riding alongside Gordon College’s Chebacco (spelling) Lake watching the sun rise before returning to my bike and completing the 7 …

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Book Recommendation: Oneness Embraced by Rev. Tony Evans

In my seminary and pastoral careers I have been asked to read many books, required to read many books. This book, which I had originally bought as summer reading, appeared on a requirement list for my Summer III course Preaching Reconciliation. This was then, the first book I read for the class. Here Evans' lays …

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When No One Is Human: No Civil Discourse without Humanity.

Jonathan David Faulkner I have read a myriad of articles recently on the need for civility in our public and private discourse, especially in relationship to politics. Some of the writers have advocated for civility, some have argued against it, some have advocated for a mixture of the two. The reasoning being that sometimes, in …

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THe One Who Sets the Table: The Eschatological Vision in Isaiah & Implications for Reconciliation.

  Jonathan David Faulkner Have you read the vision of the last days sprinkled throughout the book of Isaiah? The beauty of the described coming Kingdom, a House set on the highest mountain where Rivers flow up to the summit and all the nations gather together as one. When we will “Beat our swords into …

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The Next Evangelicalism is Here.

Jonathan David Faulkner One of the books I have been recommending to people is Soong-Chan Rah’s book “The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Captivity.” The book is important and though confrontational in the way it comes across (Rah has obviously been hurt) it is one that many of us need to read if …

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