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April

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Choosing Solitude, and Our Neighborhoods – Dean Miller

By Admin

Being silent and still is still a choice. This is what I’m re-learning this spring. I have had the chance now to use Ruth Haley Barton’s Invitation to Silence and Solitude several times as either an impetus to my own life with God or as a recommended resource to others. I have found it a… Read More »

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April

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The Incarnation and Offices, Schools, and Warehouses Oh My!: Spaced In and Out

By Admin

Lately I’ve been thinking and praying about space.   I’ve been doing these two things as I’ve been unpacking into our new Ascension office space.  After several (more) months of looking we have settled into a great, two-room office space at 400 North Washington in Falls Church.  One of the real joys of this space… Read More »

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July

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Reconciled for Mission

By admin

Christ said that the sign that we are his disciples is that we love one another. In a way, it seems anticlimactic. I would think Jesus would have gone for something more dramatic.

07

July

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Prayer for Space request, and some SCOTUS thoughts

By Dean Miller

Therefore our mission is to be the kind of community where all who seek God find and experience him.

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March

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First 100 Days…

By Dean Miller

One of the markers we have in this city is ‘the first 100 days’; it’s a term coined in a July 24, 1933, radio address by U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Often seen as describing the first 100 days of his administration, FDR was actually referring to the 100 day session of the 73rd United… Read More »

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March

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What Are You Reading?

By Dean Miller

“What are you reading?” This is one of my favorite questions to ask as I’m always on the lookout for a new book, either for me, for Mary Ellen, or for our kids. This Lent as we are walking through Mark together I find myself lugging a large collection of different kinds of books from… Read More »

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December

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What Does a New Website Have to do with God? Everything.

By Chuck Colson

One of the first things we learn in the Bible is that God speaks. He talks, and things happen – chaos is ordered, light shines, life emerges. As he speaks, God reveals himself. We learn what he likes, who he is, and how he wants things to be. And, as his images, God gives us… Read More »

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November

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Ruthless Grace

By Chuck Colson

In Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead, John Ames, a pastor, writes his thoughts and memoirs to his seven year old son as he prepares to die. One passage about Boughton – his Presbyterian colleague – and his relationship to his estranged son struck me with its penetrating insight into our struggles with God’s love and forgiveness. Ames… Read More »