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Dogs

by Tyler Dirks

To obtain maximum appreciation of this analogy you will need to partake of Wes Anderson’s 2018 film Isle of Dogs. If you haven’t already seen this film, it is heartily suggested that you (a) postpone your reading of this correspondence, cancel your plans for the next 1h 41m, watch the film, and then resume reading; […]

Your Secret Life

by Tyler Dirks

“When you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.” – Jesus of Nazareth Use the space below to write or doodle the details of your secret life:

Be Like Birds

by Tyler Dirks

G.K. Chesterton said, “People have fallen into a foolish habit of speaking of orthodoxy as something heavy, humdrum, and safe. But the fact is, there never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy.”   We are infatuated with “the praise & attention of man.” We anchor our identity and our sense of meaning […]

Be Holy

by Tyler Dirks

I was having breakfast with Carlos at Sunrise Restaurant this morning. And I was like, “So what you got going on these days?” And he was like, “I’m going to the mountains with my comrades to consider how to be holy, for God is holy (1 Peter 1:16).” And I asked, “What misconceptions come to […]

Whatever He Pleases, He Does

by Tyler Dirks

And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord;    my horn is exalted in the Lord.My mouth derides my enemies,    because I rejoice in your salvation. [*What does your heart exult in? What do you deride BECAUSE of the joy of your salvation?] “There is none holy like the Lord:    for there is none besides you;    there […]

What’s Next for ECPC (2021)?

by Tyler Dirks

The best thing about ECPC has always been fellowship (with God, and with one another). The foundation, framework, and wholistic flavoring of our fellowship with God is found in simply sitting on the floor at Jesus’ feet and listening to Him tell stories (Luke 10:39, 42). And our shared obsession with the stories of Jesus […]

The Best Book On Preaching

by Tyler Dirks

Is “Telling the Truth: The Gospel As Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale” by Frederick Buechner. Fred says that the Gospel is “the fairy tale that is too good not to be true.” [Selah] Fred says that the truth is “high and wild and holy, but preachers often reduce homiletics to apologetics. Preachers exchange the fairy-tale […]

Plague of Meat

by Tyler Dirks

Quail carcasses everywhere. A day’s walk in any direction …3 feet of quail corpses as far as the eye can see. Envision it. See it in your mind’s eye till you start to smell the sea of meat …hold it fast in your imagination till you can practically feel the wilting feathers being pressed underfoot […]