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A Star is Born: What a Difference a Gaze Makes

October 17, 2018

by Helen Lee SPOILER ALERT: some spoilers from the film A Star is Born may follow. So if you were hoping to see it, wait to read this until later!  A new re-make of an old-ish story, Bradley Cooper's A Star is Born tells the story of human fragility: of our fragile hearts, our fragile egos, and our fragile b..

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We Are Only Dust

October 10, 2018

One of the areas of consensus between most faith traditions and science is that all of us are made out of dust. We know the names of all that dust now. You and I are both a heaping pile of oxygen, carbon, and hydrogen, with a few handfuls of nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorous, and trace amounts of other elements. We no..

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5 Resources to Help You Flourish: September

September 28, 2018

Steve Watson Reservoir exists to help people connect with Jesus and flourish. We think the right church can be a good part of that happening, so we enjoy being a church that can help you discover more of the love of Jesus, the gift of community, and the joy of living. But we’re also aware that there’s a lot more..

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Everyday Flourishing and our Hunger For One Another

September 21, 2018

Ivy Anthony Recently we asked our congregation, “what is one of your deepest fears?”  The response was varied, as one might guess - however, there were a cluster of answers that centered around the theme of loneliness; “I’m fearful of being alone”, “I’m afraid of dying alone”, “I’m afraid I’ll..

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Discerning Disgust – Dignifying the Whole Person

September 13, 2018

Helen Lee A Disgust Compass? Several years ago, an article published on the Gospel Coalition went viral. It submitted that a reaction of disgust to someone like me is a "moral" response. The article was written by Thabite Anyabwile and was called The Importance of Your Gag Reflex When Discussing Homosexuality and ..

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We are Body and Soul

September 6, 2018

Four years ago last month, Michael Brown was shot and lay dead on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. After spending my adult life immersed in urban education and cross-cultural relationships, I fancied myself a pretty racially aware White man. But Ferguson and the four years since have been an ongoing summons to me to ..

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