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Matt Carder

Lent 2020

Teach Us To Pray – Desmond Tutu (1931- present)

On Saturdays, our prayers will be from those who have had great influence on our faith and our world. Desmond Tutu Today's prayer is by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, adapted from an original prayer by Sir Francis Drake. Bishop Tutu (born October 7, 1931) is…
Matt Carder
February 28, 2020
Lent 2020

Welcome To Lent – Day 1

Welcome to our daily readings for Lent.  Thank you for joining us here on Day 1—you’re off to a great start! Perhaps you’re wondering, “What is this about?” Fair enough. As we venture into this experience, I’d like to tell you what to expect about…
Matt Carder
February 26, 2020
Lent

The Other Side of Easter

Well, here we are on the other side of Easter. We have journeyed together several weeks through Lent, into the events of Holy Week and ultimately on to celebrate the world-changing good news of Jesus’ resurrection! Our hope is that, along the way, you have…
Matt Carder
April 28, 2019
LentWriter's Circle

Day One: What Is Lent

Day One; What is Lent? Written by Matt Carder Welcome to our daily readings for Lent. We’re glad you’re curious enough about this to find yourself reading Day 1—you’re off to a great start! Our hope and prayer is that we all find the writings…
Matt Carder
March 6, 2019
Talk It Over

Talk it Over – Jonah 1

KEY SCRIPTURE  Jonah 1 START TALKING We’re talking about Jonah 1. Matt pointed out that the writer of Jonah relies heavily on irony/humor to make his point. What are some ways people in our culture use humor/irony/satire to make a point? Can you think of any example (media,…
Matt Carder
February 28, 2016
ReflectionsStaff

What is Lent?

Most Christians I know have at least heard of Lent, but you’re not alone if you would have trouble explaining to someone else what it is all about. Lent is a season of the Christian calendar that begins on Ash Wednesday (this year it’s February…
Matt Carder
February 9, 2016
CollegeEvents

Four Ways College Students Can Get Connected

We’re looking forward to an exciting year of college ministry here at Commonway. As the new College Pastor here, I’m amazed at the response and excitement students have for me being here. I can’t help being excited about what God has in store for us…
Matt Carder
September 3, 2015
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