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Your Labor – in the Lord – Is Not in Vain

by Jed Brown
black and white photo of people going upstairs

Today the governor prohibited churches from meeting indoors. This is obviously not the direction we hoped for. You can pray for the elders, as we discuss our next steps.  But for now, for you who have put so much time and sweat into our new facility:  Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding […]

Fighting Fire with Fire – Numbers 16

by Jed Brown
bonfire

Some lessons from Korah’s rebellion, in Numbers 16, will land us on prayer. The short version of the story is that Korah cultivates 250 followers from Israel, and they rebel against Moses and Aaron. Their major claim is “You’ve gone too far!” (v. 3). They resent Moses and Aaron’s singular, special leadership. Some observations from […]

Camus’ Community

by Jed Brown
several people watching the sunrise in the middle of forest

In a recent article in the New York Times,* translator Laura Marris recounts a speech that the Algerian author Albert Camus gave in 1946, after World War II. Against the “plague” of Nazism and totalitarianism (one of Camus’ greatest works was the novel “The Plague”), Camus called for  “. . . communities of thought outside […]