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Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell

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Heresies I Have Loved

“A good sermon should skate right up to the edge of heresy. Make your point to the extreme. You’ll have other sermons to pull in the other direction. Dare to go out on the thin ice. You’ll hear some cracks…
Second Reformed Church, Pella, IA
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A Jesus-Shaped Hole in Our Hearts

I remember exactly where I was when I first heard the phrase. In a backyard Bible school. Yes, that was a thing for a while, holding Vacation Bible School in neighborhood backyards. Some sort of outreach emphasis, I suppose. “Everyone…
Second Reformed Church, Pella, IA
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The Room Where It Happened

I was in the room where it happened, to borrow from Hamilton-speak. The room where The Twelve was hatched. A quaint retreat center where the board of Perspectives was gathered, discussing how to use the web to engage more quickly…
Second Reformed Church, Pella, IA