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My Three Heroes: J.I. Packer

Posted by Bill Lovell on

Since my earliest days in seminary, I have had three great heroes in ministry: J.I. Packer, John Stott, and Dick Lucas. If you don't mind, I'm going to spend some time over the next few weeks describing my relationship with each of these spiritual giants and telling you what they have meant to...

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Ordained for What?

Posted by Bill Lovell on

On July 22, 1989, I was ordained as a minister in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. Leslie was by my side, as she has been now for thirty years. The ceremony was held at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Anchorage, Alaska. The officiant was Episcopal Bishop George C. Harris, an old-school...

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Our Church's 8th Anniversary

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Christ Church Carrollton first met on Sunday, July 18, 2010. We were legally organized a few days earlier, on Tuesday, July 13, as a non-profit corporation. We were incorporated under the name of Christ Church Northeast Texas, because on the day we filed our papers with the Texas Secretary of...

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Babes in Christ

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My family and I are just back from a wonderful family reunion in Colorado Springs. One of the highlights was seeing the twelve youngest cousins getting to know each other. Several had never met, and, outside of their individual family units, none of them really knew each other. After four...

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Declaration of Dependence

Posted by Bill Lovell on

I love our country. I specifically love that we are a Christian country. I don't mean that every American is a Christian--that's never been the case--but it is a statistical fact that for all of our country's history--from the colonial era, right up to 2018--the great majority of Americans have...

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