Author Archives: Clay Stauffer



Clay Stauffer

Sustaining Generosity
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Sustaining Generosity

We are officially kicking off our spring stewardship campaign with the theme “Sustaining Generosity.” Paul writes in II Corinthians 9: “Those who sow sparingly will also reap sparingly; those who sow generously will also reap...

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April 05, 2019
Jesus and the Moral Life
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Jesus and the Moral Life

We have entered the Season of Lent, the forty-day period leading up to Easter, reminiscent of the time Jesus spent alone in the wilderness before his public ministry.  It is a season of soul searching,...

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March 11, 2019
Building For Our Future
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Building For Our Future

We are continuing to make significant progress towards breaking ground on our new addition this summer. The construction committee is meeting regularly with Centric (our architect) and Batten and Shaw (our contractor). We are still...

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March 05, 2019
Facing Life Is Better Together
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Facing Life Is Better Together

In the ministry, I find myself on the front lines of people’s deepest pain. A young mother diagnosed with cancer; a husband deciding to leave a marriage; alcoholism, addiction, severe depression, suicide, bankruptcy, financial struggles,...

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February 26, 2019
Coming to Terms with Our Age of Spirituality
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Coming to Terms with Our Age of Spirituality

Retired Harvard theologian Harvey Cox has observed that at some point in the middle of the twentieth century, Christianity began its gradual transition into what he calls the “Age of the Spirit.” However, it is...

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February 11, 2019
Turning Tragedy into Opportunity
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Turning Tragedy into Opportunity

Blake McMeans grew up in Knoxville, TN and was one of the top recruited tennis players in the nation.  He was smart, driven, good looking, and was absolutely dominant on the tennis court, winning tournament...

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January 28, 2019
Self-reflection at year's end
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Self-reflection at year’s end

The end of a year is a reminder that time moves forward and presses on whether we are ready or not. Change is the only constant. Christmas has come and gone. Trees and decorations are coming down. Everything is...

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December 31, 2018
Letting Christmas Come Alive
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Letting Christmas Come Alive

A number of years ago, there was an old tenured professor at Harvard Divinity School who was being subjected to considerable ridicule because of his belief in the virgin birth of Jesus. One day, one...

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December 18, 2018
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