Beauty will save the world
October 01, 2015

In his book, Beauty Will Save the World, Brian Zahnd suggests, “Christianity that is deeply enchanted by Christ’s beauty…has the opportunity to present to a skeptical and jaded world an aspect of the gospel that has been too rare for too long.”


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It Takes a Village
September 16, 2015

“It takes a village to raise a child.” We’ve all heard it said before, and it’s true of many things in life. Thankfully, God didn’t leave us on our own, as He has promised to be with us (“Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20). And, in His goodness, He has given us each other to navigate through this journey of life.

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City Kids
September 09, 2015

At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  Mathew 13:1-3

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“Could you open the door for me?”
August 30, 2015

One evening last spring, in between dropping my youngest daughter off at softball practice, and returning to pick her up, I had enough time to workout. I brought my middle daughter with me. She’s a dancer and a gymnast. She’s the kind of workout partner that’ll humble a man.

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Thoughts from Launch Sunday
August 26, 2015

"What just happened?” That’s what my wife, Ellen, and I kept saying to one another after Sunday’s launch of City Church. We know it’s going to take time for us to fully process what it all means, but for now we are simply stunned and in awe.

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Tim Keller: On City Church
August 14, 2015

"Leo is an unusually gifted and skillful pastoral leader, and I believe that his time here in Manhattan has given him many valuable insights into urban ministry that will equip him to be even more effective in Houston, a city he already knows so well."

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July 16, 2015

When I was in high school I would swing by McDonalds for breakfast almost every morning. I usually bypassed the drive through because my grandfather was always inside. Always.

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It Goes in That Direction...
June 20, 2015

I rarely listen to an entire story on NPR, just bits and pieces while navigating Houston traffic. I heard an interview recently that peeked my interest so much I had to listen to the whole thing. Seymour Bernstein tells this story from when he was a little boy.

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Loving the City to Life
May 20, 2015

Sometimes we’re led to unexpected places …. like the launch of the City Church blog!  Welcome, by the way.

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