10,080

by Tyler Dirks

I just learned that there are 10,080 minutes in a week. I learned this while eavesdropping on THIS conversation between Andy & Tim Timmons. …Tim points out that Jesus’ wife invests approx 80 minutes per/week singing Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, confessing sins and faith, receiving assurance of forgiveness, and attending to the supernatural revelation […]

Engaging Triggers in Marriage

by Tyler Dirks

@ some point in 2021 (perhaps February) ECPC will host a simple, yet substantive, marriage retreat. Here’s a little PREVIEW. “Normalizing the fact that triggers are going to be there, everyone is going to experience them and you can’t avoid them, they happen, I think can also help mitigate a little bit of shame that […]

Γαλατία

by Tyler Dirks

I know what you’re thinking. You’re wondering, “What was it like in Galatia 1,978 years ago?” You’re pondering the question, “What did people in the ancient highlands of modern-day Turkey consider to be ‘important’?” It just so happens that this morning I was reading a first century letter written to people in Galatia! As it […]

Sing Through Days Sorrow

by Tyler Dirks

God is teaching me about lamentation these days (both educationally and experientially). I have discovered that the typical default settings for humans are: anxiety, anger, and apathy; none of which are healthy, and all of which God works to eclipse and supplant with the edification of lamentation. When confronted with confusing and cumbersome realities humans […]