Sometimes it seems there is more than enough; sometimes it seems it’s not even close. There’s not enough time, not enough money, not enough margin. We can’t give more to help those in need — what if we don’t have enough for ourselves?
Harry Emerson Fosdick was among the great preachers of the early 20th century. From Riverside Church in New York City, Fosdick inspired a generation to go deeper in scripture and obedience, applying deep truth to the brokenness of the world.
It's an exciting time to be part of Cliff Temple. Founded in 1898, we're a historic congregation with a big dream for the future. We are in a "rebuilding" process as we seek the fulfillment of a strong mission: making everyday missionaries to live out the life of Christ in places where we live, work and play.
Cliff Temple's 2018 theme is Take The Journey. It’s a way of describing the pathway to becoming an everyday missionary. We’ve got a great mission and vision for our church - Building Everyday People Into Everyday Missionaries for Jesus Christ - but we’ve realized the need for specific strategies to help people live the everyday missionary life.
The faithful life is the consistent, trustworthy and reliable life. That’s rare today.
I’d never experienced total darkness before the night that 15 of us, 3 adults and 12 youth, stayed in a cave. We entered Alabama’s Desoto Caverns in the daylight with headlamps and sleeping bags.
We romanticize the Christmas story. It was probably a little better and a little worse than we think it was.