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June

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Anglican Music

By Dean Miller

Good Monday to you! This is the fifth in our Monday blogs for the Ascension Essentials series. The intent of these, again, is to stimulate further thought, discussion, and love of God and his world through what is below. I pray these are a blessing. Heroes: John Newton and William Cowper Yesterday I mentioned what… Read More »

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June

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Tracks of Righteousness

By Andrew Litke

Samuel Johnson As I was preparing the sermon this week (which you can listen to HERE), Samuel Johnson was frequently on my mind. Johnson (1709–1784) stands among the most important writers and critics of English literature. His impressive resume includes numerous essays in The Rambler, The Idler, and The Adventurer; critically acclaimed poetry, such as London;… Read More »

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May

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Ascension Essentials 3: The Sacraments

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascensionites,  I hope when you find this (if you find it on Memorial Day or later in the week) you are encouraged by the daily commitment God has to you in light of our looking at the sacraments this past Sunday. The sacraments truly are a remarkable gift from God. A couple ways you… Read More »

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April

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Regent College, Making Peace with Creation, and Loving the World

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, I hope you, Resurrection People, are bringing life to wherever you are this wet week.  I am writing to share with you about our weekend with Regent College in a couple weeks. Regent Weekend:  Who and What? By now most if not all of you have heard me share either on Sundays or in our Weekly… Read More »

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January

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Making What is From What was Not

By Morgan Reed

Creating what is out of what is not We desperately need to know that it is easy for God to raise the dead and call into existence that which does not yet exist because we encounter what feels immobilizing, disorienting, and impossible far too frequently. The Holy Scriptures proclaim that God is the one who makes “what is” out of… Read More »

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November

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A few election reflections…

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, Like many of us this morning (and afternoon) I have spent time reading, praying, listening, discussing, and reading some more about Tuesday’s election results in an effort to make sense of the past few days, and wanted to pass along a couple of things I have found helpful for my head and heart. First,… Read More »

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July

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God and Our Bodies: Further Resources – Dean Miller

By Admin

Dear Ascension Family, I trust this finds you thriving in the midst of this hot week.  I’m at the part of my summer when I’m wishing our neighborhood pool water was icy cold rather than ready to boil an egg, which usually happens this time July. I’m writing to follow up on our parish retreat… Read More »

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.

02

December

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Ode to Chewy

By Dean Miller

Hamsters run all night long. I know this from personal experience. A few years ago from a combination of a kind godfather’s Christmas gift, allowance savings, earnest pleas and post-Christmas fatigue my wife and I green-lighted not one, not two, but three hamsters for our children. One hammie per kid. That whole day is still a… Read More »

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November

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Witness

By Dean Miller

Several weeks ago I had a profound lunch with some dear friends, a young couple deep in the throes of being parents for the first time.  Their glistening, beautiful daughter was a few months old, barely past that stage where children are big enough to sleep longer stretches in the night.  My friends had been… Read More »