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A link to an open letter from a good cop

As Christians, we're called to care about multiple things at any given time. We can acknowledge a desire for justice and necessary reforms in our legal system and, at the same time, show honor and respect to the many, many people in law enforcement who put their lives on the line, day in and day out, for our safety....

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A House Divided Over Taking A Knee

In a church with people who hold differing perspectives on many things, including the #TakeAKnee situation, how can we promote unity in the body? ...

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The Shack

Some thoughts and resources regarding The Shack. ...

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How Should We Then Live after November 9 (and Now Too)?

The church's goal is to advance the gospel, but not through demanding rights or seizing political power. There are two kingdoms; we are citizens of the kingdom of God. We can expect suffering in the kingdom of man....

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Does This Election Matter?

We have many offers these days to fix our eyes upon Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. But should we?...

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A Beautiful Story

A short story designed to help you understand and get excited about personal disciple-making. ...

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2020 Vision - Phase II

Having heard the direction UPC is headed on Vision Sunday (2016), some will have questions. Here are some answers. At least for now. ...

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What We Believe about the Deity of Christ

The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ is God. In the incarnation, God became man. Only God could pay the debt of sin we owed. Only God could endure the wrath of God on the cross. The deity of Christ is an essential element of the gospel....

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A Renewed Focus on Shepherding

There is a renewed emphasis on shepherding at UPC. Pastors, elders, deacons, coaches, and Life Group leaders share in the work of protecting, guiding, developing, and caring for the people of the church. A failure to shepherd is a failure to love and to lead....

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What Is Stephen Ministry?

The Bible calls us to bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ. One practical means of doing that is Stephen Ministry, a program that equips members of UPC to care for one another....

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