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Epicenter

How will we reach the diversity of our area together? Wellspring was formed with a clear conviction that Living Water and Blanchard were better together to reach the diversity of our area. Our merger helped us to reflect the diversity … Continue reading

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Rest Frustrated (Gen 3:14–19)

So often we long to rest from work. Yet God has designed us to work from rest; in Gen 2:15, God literally “rests” (translated ‘puts’; Gen 2:15) humanity to work the temple of creation. Just as God’s rest in creation … Continue reading

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Discerning Core Values and Our Upcoming Town Hall

Who is God calling Wellspring to be?  We have been in a discernment process around this since January. As an adolescent with rapid growth seeking to discern who he is supposed to be, so Wellspring has grown rapidly but continues … Continue reading

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After Easter, Now What?

What a celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection this past weekend! I am so grateful for the beauty of the music — our string quartet, worship team and Easter choir all used their gifts to bring us into God’s presence … Continue reading

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Journeying to the Cross

Jesus calls us to a cross not a couch. This Holy Week, we carry our cross not by the strength of our resolve but in weakness and dependence. No wonder Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a weak donkey not a … Continue reading

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Resurrection’s Rule (I Corinthians 15:20-28)

In C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Narnia feels like Chicago: always winter but never Christmas. Yet when Aslan comes, the witch’s power is broken, and winter thaws. The thaw of Narnia’s winter shows that a … Continue reading

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A Greater Upset

How does the cross upset everything? Last week, the greatest upset in NCAA men’s basketball history happened. Unknown UMBC defeated heavily favored Virginia. What 135 teams failed to do, UMBC accomplished on try 136. But a greater upset in sports … Continue reading

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