You Can’t Splinter Jesus

Jim Kallam Devotional

Editor’s note: I was struck this weekend by the resonance of one of Pastor Jim’s points with something he said in a sermon a few weeks ago. Not surprising, perhaps, that John’s ideas align from chapter to chapter, but take these two portions of the sermons together and ponder them today. From John 7:1-52: Because Jesus’ brothers had their own agenda …

7 Ways to Engage with the Bible

Carrie Givens Church News

For the past two weeks, our preaching team has dug into what it means to be a community of believers stirred by Scripture. Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start with the Bible so we wanted to provide you with some resources for engaging with Scripture on your own. 1. Dig deeper into the themes of the Bible Take …

Culture Wars

Jim Kallam Struggling Well

I have a growing concern about the culture I see all around me. Here is the twist: it is not the culture you are thinking about right now. It is the culture that is on the rise within the church. Truth be told, it is really two cultures, one of fear and one of anger. Both of them are contrary …

Confess Scripture

Stewart Fenters Worship

One of our primary goals as a worshipping community is to come together and participate in worshipping God by engaging with Scripture. There are many ways we engage with Scripture throughout a service. The most obvious is the message. Some recent additions to our weekly services include Scripture readings or a responsive readings as well as concluding Benedictions and we …

The Dangerous Book

Dave Huber Struggling Well Leave a Comment

  I have a confession to make: I rarely read my Bible. Don’t get me wrong, I often open this leather-bound book and let my eyes glance across the rice paper pages. Neurons activate in my brain, translating the light and dark pigments on the page into words that bear meaning. I guess in the most technical sense you could …

Why ESV?

Jim Kallam Community Life Leave a Comment

  Beginning in June 2014, the Church at Charlotte teaching team will be changing the Bible translation from which we preach from the New International Version (NIV 1984) to the English Standard Version (ESV). This decision may seem a bit strange.  We’ve used the NIV 1984 for more than 2 decades.  It’s a solid translation, both accurate and readable, and …