Thinking out loud about theology, ministry, and life with Jesus

Arndt Life Update! // Announcing New Life East

Hey friends– It’s been a minute since we’ve done one of these… and there are fun things to share! Since leaving Denver in the spring of 2017, the Arndt tribe has found family with the good people of New Life Church. Our time here has been incredibly enriching, healing, and…

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America The Beautiful // Love and Longing

I love America. I suppose it almost goes without saying, since I’ve lived here all my life and have little to compare it to, outside of occasional visits elsewhere. But I really do. I’ve seen a good deal of this land, and I think it is winsome and beautiful and…

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Holy Saturday // God at the Limit

After the clamor of Good Friday, there is the quiet of Holy Saturday. But what even is Holy Saturday? Frankly, I think it is one of the most beautiful and underappreciated pieces of the Christian calendar. The moment in between “the moments.” As I’ve called it elsewhere, The Divine Interlude….

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Maundy Thursday – Seeds of Gentleness

The Son of God got up from the meal, according to John, took off his outer clothing, wrapped a towel around his waist, and began to wash the feet of his disciples – a scandalous and embarrassing act. The Jews of Jesus’ day were loathe to let even Jewish servants…

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A Little Something About Faith

Let’s take a stab at a definition of faith… Faith is the act of awareness by which I come to apprehend God in, with, and under the concrete circumstances of my life, leading me to glory by paths I do not understand and do not need to understand to experience…

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Loving the Scriptures

I’m a church kid. Born and raised. 37 years, with some two dozen of those spent seriously following Jesus. Some of my oldest and most spiritually formative memories are of my mother. The daughter of a farmer, my mom was, is, and probably always will be the earliest riser I…

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Top Reads of 2018

Well, well. Here we are at the end of another year, and one of the things I love to do this time of year is look back over what I’ve read, trying to take stock of what has had the biggest influence on my mind over the past 12 months….

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December 26th

My family and I had a lovely Christmas Day yesterday. I trust yours did as well. After a busy and eventful Sunday and Monday, we enjoyed a leisurely morning unwrapping presents before heading off to a mid-morning matinee (the Grinch!). Later in the day we had some friends over for…

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