Author: cdsanger@gmail.com

Building Update

Through your giving God has richly provided for Cornerstone in remodeling our Education building and Sanctuary building. It has served to foster a better sense of community among our church family. I love to leave worship and see people clustered in groups talking with each other as kids play on the playground. The updates have

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2009 Pastor’s Report

A couple of weeks ago I was at the symphony with my wife Rhonda and the Caricos. We listened to Tchaikovsky and Schumann for most of the evening. Tchaikovsky’s piece was played by Leonidas Kavakos on the violin. Kavakos is one of the most sought after violin virtuosos in the world and played for 45

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Resolving to Diet

Believing God Works through Prayer. It’s that time of year again. It’s time to make those New Year’s resolution. The most common resolution for Americans is dieting. Coming after a season of feasting it’s no wonder. From Thanksgiving to Christmas we love to indulge. From Christmas to New Year we realize we’ve eaten too much

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We Have a New President-elect

I awoke this morning to two sounds: “Happy Birthday!” was being extended to my oldest son, Dunning, who turned twelve. The day he was born was election day and Rhonda voted from her hospital bed, recovering from a difficult delivery. The second sound was a question: “Daddy, is our country okay?” This second question came

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Halloween: Should You Participate?

Each year I get the same question – should we participate in halloween? It seems each year I ask myself that same question. Answering that question boils down to being a matter of conscience. In other words, I can’t answer for you. But I do think I can help inform you. Festival Celebrations One of

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Throwing out the bath-water (and keeping the baby)

Nearly 500 years ago, a German monk pinned a paper to the bulletin board inviting discussion about things disturbing him related to the practice (and thus teaching) of the church. That “bulletin board” and German monk are familiar to those acquainted with history. The bulletin board was the door of the Wittenberg castle, and the

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Waiting Tables

Have you ever waited tables? I spent time in my college days as a waiter. Some of you may have done the same. It was at times taxing and at times boring, but overall a great job for a college student. I had all kinds of experiences with people as a waiter and I took

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My African Journal: Day 3.

[googlevideo width=”400″ height=”326″]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4751126217610902448&hl=en[/googlevideo] This morning we dropped off the medical supplies from America (some from Cornerstone) to Evangel Hospital. It reminds me more of a MASH unit than an American hospital, and yet it has the most advanced specialties in certain areas in all of West Africa. Amazing. When you first go into a place

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Lessons from Africa: Abuja to Jos.

This past July Rhonda and I joined Drs. Joel and Cindy Anthis and their family on a mission trip to Nigeria. It was an amazing experience. From our arrival in Abuja to our time in the bush with the Fulani tribe we were in a continual state (at varying degrees) of culture shock. But I

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Notes from General Assembly

As always, GA was a great time to get away, hear some good speakers, catch up on what’s going on across our denomination, and be a part of a bigger picture of the church and her mission. During the workshops, I heard from Dennis Haack (Ransom fellowship, www.ransomfellowship.org) and Steve Garber (direct of the Washington

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