Posts from September 2014

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by Jason Piteo

Recently I was sitting in the doctor’s office waiting for my wife to have her OB/GYN appointment to discover the gender of our 4th child (girl!). While we were waiting in the lobby, I heard something interesting on the TV. The news report made mention of a celebration called Junteenth, of which I had never […]

The Milestone of Church Membership

by Tyler Dirks

There have been many milestones in our journey thus far: the calling of the Lord to plant a new Christ-centered/Gospel-saturated church in East CLT; the particular vision for East CLT Pres gleaned and gathered from Scripture; a core group of faithful ambassadors formed by the influence and enterprise of the Holy Spirit; the various teams, […]

The Community That Constantly Craved Credit

by Tyler Dirks

Once upon a time there was a society whose members ceaselessly sought after, incessantly craved, and constantly consumed “CREDIT.”  There was not a single, solitary, person in the entire community who did not torment themselves with an obsession for the accumulation of admiration, recognition, respect and acclaim.  A certain member of this society purchased a […]


by Tyler Dirks

Favoritism is a survival mechanism; it is actually very much like a parasite. A parasite is an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host’s expense. Two things: (1) Favoritism is a survival mechanism: Favoritism is aimed at satisfying the desire for glory. Glory is […]