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A Statement from Pastor Steve Heron on Social Injustice

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Watch as Pastor Steve Heron shares his thoughts about racial injustice and how to respond to the social unrest in our nation. ...

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Advent Reflection: The Love of Christmas

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. The true light, which enlightens everyone, was co...

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Advent Reflection: News of Joy

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How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!" Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the LORD returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes. Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusale...

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Advent Reflection: Wrapped In Peace

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To give knowledge of salvation to His people in the forgiveness of their sins, because of the tender mercy of our God, whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. -Luke 1:77-79 This year, perhaps more than ever before, we can collectively identify with the l...

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Advent Reflection: Hope In The Darkness

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The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. [...] For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no ...

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What Is Advent?

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What Is Advent? The word "Advent" is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning "coming," which is a translation of the Greek word parousia. Scholars believe that during the 4th and 5th centuries in Spain and Gaul, Advent was a season of preparation for the baptism of new Christians at the January feast of Epiphany, the celebration of God's incarnation represented by t...

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God Reigns: Thoughts on the Election Season

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For those I have not had the pleasure of meeting, my name is Jonathan Suggs, and I am the newest Generation LINK resident here at Citadel Square. You might remember me from the sermon a few weeks ago - I'm the young guy who Pastor Steve Heron asked what year I was born. In case you missed it, the answer is 1997 (although my beard and my male pattern baldness may portray so...

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Undivided: Segregation and Systems

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Segregation and Systems - The Civil Rights Era to Now In the final Undividedhistory video, we see how segregation, voter suppression, and housing laws were overcome during the Civil Rights era, only to be replaced with continued systems of injustice. As we have learned these last three weeks, God calls us to action against injustice - to "Do justice, love mercy, and walk...

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Undivided: Undermining Freedom

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Undermining Freedom - Understanding Reconstruction and Jim Crow As part oftheUndividedseries, here is a second video addressingSouth Carolina's past andwhat happened after the Civil War to undermine the freedom of African Americans. We hope you find it enlightening and challenging as we continue to examine how we ought to think about racism, justice, and reconciliation fo...

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Undivided: History vs. Nostalgia

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History vs. Nostalgia - South Carolina's Racist Past As part ofthe Undivided series, we want to highlight a video that addressesSouth Carolina's past and how South Carolina pastors defended slavery. We hope you find it enlightening and challenging as we continue to examine how we ought to think about racism, justice, and reconciliation for our church and our city.Thanks t...

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