Author: Donald Nwankwo

Fortress

The sound of the siren was persistent in the air, but you could tell it was not a fire truck or police car. It was late at night. My wife, Becky, patted my arm and said, “Let’s grab the kids and head downstairs.” Four of us huddled together in a spot under the stairs that she

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Unwrapped

What do sleepy shepherds and bright-eyed Magi have common? Epiphany. God reveals His Son to the world – Jews and Gentiles alike. The giving and receiving of gifts are a familiar feature of Christmas celebrations. On Christmas morning as our family gathered in the living room, Becky and I watched with such fascination at our children’s reaction

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Remembering Stephen

This week the church calendar celebrated Stephen, one of the pioneer deacons of the church from Acts 6 and the first martyr of the Christian faith. Since Stephen, Christians have suffered martyrdom through every generation in countless numbers. The possibility of dying for your faith in Christ is a basic understanding of what it means to

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Christmas Reflection #1: God’s Dilemma

For a long time in church history, heretics challenged the divinity of Jesus Christ. His humanity was less of a problem in the earliest days of Christianity. Eyewitnesses to the incarnation – Jesus’ birth, life, ministry, death, resurrection – were abundant. The question of the day was around his divine identity. To correct these heresies, the

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Updated COVID Guidance

Dear TLC Family,You may have heard the news about the reinstatement of a mask mandate in the Denver County for gatherings. This mask mandate affects church gatherings as well. Our COVID Response Team continues to do their job, which is to assess conditions in view of government guidance as well as our congregation’s safety. At this

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Pastoral Reflections: Frightening Commands

“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’” (1 Pet. 1:15-16). Peter wrote those words to Christians in Asia Minor at a time when they felt confused by the social rejection they felt from their neighbors and surrounding

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Pastoral Reflections: Prosperity and Us

It is difficult to locate a time since the spreading of the Gospel when a distorted version of it did not follow closely behind. One that is prominent in our times is what we sometimes refer to as the prosperity gospel. It has come to be known by different names: prosperity gospel, name it and

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Pastoral Reflections: Nehemiah

For the next several weeks, Pastor Donald is teaching from the Book of Nehemiah. Links to his weekly written Reflections are listed below, most recent on top: Oct 28 Praise the Lord! Oct 21 At Different Times Oct 14 An Example to Remember Oct 7 Ordinary People Sep 30 When Restored Looks Different Sep 23

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Anniversary Reflections from Pastor Jay

September 24, 2021 Dear TLC Family, For the past few months Martha and I have been reliving our 12 years with you, enjoying the memories, laughing at the pictures, and celebrating a story that only God could have written.  As we have said before, I have served five churches and you were the best.  We

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When We Gather! Comprehending Worship Through Our Liturgy

Pastor Donald’s Weekly Pastoral Reflections are currently being written to explain why and how Anglicans use Liturgy in their worship. These articles are posted below, most recent at the top of the page: June 10 Conclusion June 3 Our Sunday Worship: The Recession and Sending May 27 Our Sunday Worship: The Post Communion and Blessing

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