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Striving to be a bridge in our community & world

Bridges are all about connecting, not dividing. At New Covenant Fellowship, the bridge has become a meaningful symbol, because it’s another way to think about a covenant—it represents how hard God works to bridge the chasms in our lives and our world.

When those chasms are bridged—between young and old, conservative and liberal, people who live in big homes and those who are homeless, those who were raised in the church and those who are new to the faith—this world begins to look and function a bit more like God intended.

We hope you’ll visit—join us in worship at 10:30 on Sunday mornings, ask questions, experience God’s grace, grapple with what the Bible teaches us, and work with us to bring more of God’s mercy and justice to our world.

As a community of believers, we strive to be:

Biblical
Relational
Intergenerational
Doing justice
Giving freely
Embracing diversity

RON'S BLOG
What 40 years as a pastor have taught me: The scriptures are a gift, but not a wooden box (part VIII)

I love the Bible. I love reading the Bible, and I love reading the writings of those who speak intelligently and passionately about the Bible. I love it so much and have spent so much time in it that I’ve found I’m more familiar with its overall big picture contents than the majority of pastors I know (and often even more than scholars I read).

It is also true that my understanding of how God expresses God’s Self through the Biblical writings has been in process all of my adult life. In this, and in the next post or two on my blog, I want to share some of what have become my key guidelines for hearing God speak through the Bible.

#1 The Scriptures have always presented a self-understanding of themselves as a record of a PROCESS in human history between God and humans.

Contrary to the desire of many Christians who wish to make the Judeo-Christian scriptures into a “once for all” non-contextual absolute like many other religions claim about their scriptures, the Biblical writers have always understood God’s Self-revelation to be an ongoing process. This is very obvious if we let the Biblical writers speak for themselves, but it seems very threatening to a lot of Christians. (more…)

Audio of Last Week's Teaching

November 23, 2014 Being a Thankful People View our Teaching Archive

Contact Us

If you have any questions or prayer needs or would like to meet with someone, please call or email us at:

(217) 355-2038
ncf.thebridge@gmail.com
HIGHLIGHTS & HAPPENINGS
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