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The New Year Ahead

Jan
02

How do you approach a new opportunity, a new relationship, a new class, a new year? Do you lean more towards energized excitement or apprehensive nervousness? Is God at the core of your new beginning, or as more of an afterthought?

Thankfully we can gather some wisdom from the past, and can imagine and surmise (sort of) what wisdom could look like in the future. But mostly we have life right in front of us. There is a context that we are a part of, and wisdom involves going deeper into that context. 

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Final Stretch

Nov
29

Hi all,

The final stretch of the semester is burdensome and thrilling, eh? Lots to do ... but, the end is in sight. 

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Labor Day Weekend Sept 1-4

Sep
01

Because LCM students are on Retreat in San Diego over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1-4, there will be no "The Gathering" at the Campus Christian Center on Sunday morning, Sept. 3. "The Gathering" (9:45am music rehearsal, 10am breakfast, 10:30am Worship) resumes Sept. 10 and will continue each Sunday for the rest of the Fall 2017 Semester. 

God's peace,

Pastor Ron

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Welcome to Campus

Aug
25

August 26, 2017. The new school year has begun. Tucson is suddenly more alive with freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors, 5th year seniors, grad students, post-docs, and new professors arriving from all around the U.S. and the whole world.

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a powerful film to see -

Jul
13

Hi LCM friends,

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Summertime 2017

May
24

Things are quieter around the UofA campus during the summer months. The University Blvd restaurants, Student Union restaurants, and Park Student restaurants are all pretty chill too. However, lots of energy and creativity is going into planning for the Fall semester. I'm excited about the coming year. I look forward to seeing returning students and new freshmen and transfers who will be coming to campus. I especially look forward to the adventures that God is planning for us this year.

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Holy Week 2017

Apr
12

Holy Week is a poignant time in the year for Christians. We remember Jesus' entry into Jerusalem to shouts of support ("Hosanna!"). But then things begin unraveling. Thursday is his last meal with the disciples, the washing of their feet (John), the institution of Holy Communion (Mark, Matthew, Luke), prayer and arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane, a trial where the same people who praised him before are now shouting "crucify him, crucify him", the crucifixion and burial. Jesus dies. Really dies.

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Welcome back to campus!

Jan
10

Welcome back to campus everyone. Hope you had a bit of rest and nourishing adventure during the Christmas break. A highlight for Nancy and me was a beautiful Christmas choral concert at the old San Xavier Church south of Tucson by a men's and boy's choir. Really brought us into the deeper meanings of the event of Jesus' birth and life.

I'm looking forward to seeing you. Prayers for the upcoming Semester.

Peace, in Christ

Pastor Ron 

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Towards the completion of Fall Semester 2016

Nov
30

Just a week left of classes, then Final Exams. And then ... Christmas break. Everyone is about ready to bring this semester to completion and I pray that it has been a good one for you. Do you feel older? Smarter? Wiser? Alexis will be graduating this December 2016. Several other students in May 2017. See, there is light at the end of the tunnel:) The time goes by fast.

Blessings on the remaining days of this semester. God's strength and peace to you,

Pastor Ron

 

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Sep
02

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Cataphatic vs. Apophatic: Where do you find yourself?

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