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Pastors in Cars Getting Coffee

Posted by Tyler Kirkpatrick | 7/1/2019 The premise of Jerry Seinfeld’s Netflix show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is, well, a couple of comedians… going for a car ride together… to get a cup of coffee. Couldn’t have figured that out based on the title… Fortunately for the world, nobody every pitched the idea of […]

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This Place

Posted by Tyler Kirkpatrick | 5/16/2019 Some of you have asked for a copy of what I wrote for the Annual Congregational Meeting on Monday night. Here it is: I’ve never been bashful about stealing a good idea. A mentor of mine wrote something called “This Place” for the congregational meeting at his church in […]

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The Sacrament of the Present Moment

Posted by Tyler Kirkpatrick | 5/8/2019 “Even as I draw the freshly laundered clothes from the basin, may the sight and the scent of a new cleanness remind me of the righteousness that is now mine, of the ongoing forgiveness that you extend, of your work on my behalf which is both finished, and forever […]

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Good Dirt.

Posted by Tyler Kirkpatrick | 3/14/2019 “Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground…” Those of us who are familiar with the creation of Adam in Genesis 2 are probably familiar with that wording above (or something similar), but lately I’ve been drawn to the CEB translation of that verse: […]

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Courageous Vulnerability

Posted by Tyler Kirkpatrick | 2/28/2019 The Saturday of “Snowmageddon” Brittany and I affixed tire chains to our Ford Escape and dawned heavy ski jackets to drop in on the Kitsap Youth Conference at Island Lake (we only came for a few hours; but our group was fearlessly led all weekend by Amanda Warfield and […]

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