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April

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New Habits of Solitude and Silence: Is that Even Possible? – Alexei Laushkin

By Admin

Habits and small practices. Our days are filled with them. C.S. Lewis reminds us that in little ways we either choose faithfulness or enter into the lack thereof. These decisions guide whether we become the glorious children of the life to come or we continue a sort of slow descent into a world of torment.… Read More »

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April

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Resistance? You bet! – Katrin van der Vaart

By Admin

The following is the honest reflection of Katrin van der Vaart as she seeks both to read and live the practices encouraged in our spring book, Invitation to Silence and Solitude by Ruth Haley Barton.  Look for new blogs in weeks to come… Resistance? You bet! I love both silence and solitude, and conversation with… Read More »

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February

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Big Week(s)

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, What a great week!  I am writing this on the cusp of seeing many of you tonight at our screening of the movie “Many Beautiful Things”, and just a few days ahead of the Women’s Retreat morning at the Van der Vaarts on February 20th.  Both events promise to stimulate hearts and… Read More »

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February

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Embrace Lent!

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension family, Today we enter into the glorious, penitential church season of Lent together … the 40-day season wherein we reflect on Jesus, his work, our need for him, and the glorious wonder that he gave himself in death and resurrection for that need. Many of us will begin this season in our Ash… Read More »

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December

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Resources for the Third Week of Advent

By Dean Miller

  Dear Ascension Family, In this last week of our emails sharing Advent resources we turn our faces to the screen, and movies. Movies increasingly tell the meta-narrative of our world as we seek to make sense of our lives.  And whether a screenwriter, actor, or director has a relationship with Jesus or not the… Read More »

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December

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Resources for the Second Week of Advent

By Dean Miller

  Dear Ascension Family, In our second email about Advent resource we want to talk about music. The gospel passages around Jesus’ birth are full of people bursting into song, giving glory to God, celebrating the gift of this child, thanking God for the privilege of meeting Jesus. The energy and excitement that erupts from… Read More »

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November

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Join us this Advent…

By Dean Miller

Dear Ascension Family, Happy New Year! Today we begin the celebration of Advent, the liturgical season that starts the Christian calendar. Taken from a Latin word meaning “coming,” Advent is the roughly month-long season where we prepare for the coming of a Messiah long-promised. This is a preparatory and penitential season, which means that we… Read More »

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November

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Our Anglican Past and Future

By Dean Miller

  Dear Ascension family, On Sunday evening after our worship service I shared with many of you an update about our relationship to PEARUSA, Rwanda, and the broader Anglican Communion in North America.  I wanted to send some brief notes to summarize what I said so we can all be on the same page. Most of… Read More »

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July

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Reconciled for Mission

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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.

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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.