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November 8, 2016 by Sheree Phillips 0 comments

Being a "First-Responder" Church

Sheree Phillips with a follow-up post on how to be a "first-responder" church...Keep Reading

Posted in: Church Values Tags: Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, Suffering, love, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, empathy, sacrifice, first responders

June 4, 2015 by Sheree Phillips 0 comments

A Girl and Her Mean Tether-ball Swing

Over the years I’ve reflected on my “tetherball career.” Perhaps I’ve gotten better and even less beatable in the 50 years since I lived off Greenbelt Road. And maybe that mean boy wasn’t as mean and snooty as I remember. But what’s real clear in my mind is what I learned from playing tetherball....Keep Reading

Posted in: Church Values Tags: Redeemer Church, parenting, Play, empathy, parenthood, theology, trust, kingdom living, security, tethering

June 2, 2015 by Sheree Phillips 6 comments

A Gun and the Summer of ’74

A young guy about age 20 walked into the lobby and asked for a job application. I explained we weren’t hiring, so he said he wanted a pack of Marlboros. I walked over behind the counter, handed him the cigarettes and told him that would be 50 cents. (Yes, you read that right.) He produced a $1 bill and when I opened the drawer to get change he told me he wanted all the money. I looked up and saw a small gun cradled near his left elbow as his arm rested on the counter. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Cultural Values Tags: humility, cultural values, cultural engagement, empathy, emotion

February 25, 2015 by Jake Phillips 0 comments

What TV Show "Girls" Got Wrong About Abortion and Why It Matters

The HBO show "Girls" covered the topic of abortion, and they got it wrong. But their portrayal of the issue is part of the shift in rhetoric by pro-choice advocates. How should the Church respond?...Keep Reading

Posted in: Cultural Values Tags: girls, Redeemer Church, Lake Nona Church, lake Nona, abortion, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, compassion, empathy, pro-life, pro-choice, Lena Dunham, HBO

December 21, 2014 by Jake Phillips 0 comments

The Empathy of the Incarnation

We are posting the opening of Jesse's sermon today, "The Empathy of the Incarnation." It drew on recent events to set up the notion that the only way to achieve true peace with friend or foe is through empathy, perfectly modeled for us by He who did not count equality with God something to be grasped. ...Keep Reading

Posted in: Church Values Tags: Redeemer Church, lake Nona, Lake Nona Church, Redeemer Church at Lake Nona, empathy, Ferguson, Michael Brown, incarnation, Christmas, Advent, Immanuel, Hands Up Don't Shoot

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