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Where we blog some of our thoughts.

The Misery of Weightlessness

The Misery of Weightlessness

May 31, 2016

In the weightlessness of space some things, like jumping, are easy. But life as a whole becomes hard. To steal from Elizabeth Elliot: “In space, astronauts experience the misery of having no reference point, no force that draws them toward the center. The effort of performing ordinary activities without the help of that pull if often […]

Tyranny and Church Membership

Tyranny and Church Membership

February 17, 2016

Living in a country increasingly marked by tyranny, we Christians must be people who truly oppose it. Looking like we’re fight tyranny is not necessarily truly fighting tyranny. A firefighter spraying gasoline instead of water on a fire is not doing the same thing despite the blaring sirens and flashing red lights. Submission to lawful […]

Consuming Jesus

Consuming Jesus

February 2, 2016

The Lord’s Supper is a time to remember the Lord’s sacrificial death on our behalf, certainly. But it is far more. It is one of the ways that God imparts grace to us, strengthens our faith, and grows us up into Christ. This doesn’t happen automatically, as a result of swallowing food. It comes as […]

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the dew of Hermon, Descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the LORD commanded the blessing– Life forevermore.
(From Psalm 133)

Leadership

...that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. (Col. 1:28)

Kenton Spratt

Kenton is pastor of Christ Church, Spokane. He had the privilege of studying under J.I. Packer at Regent College in Vancouver. Originally born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, he immigrated to the United States in 2005, and came to Spokane in 2013. He is married to his wife, Sheryl, of 32 years and has two faithful grown children.

Kenton Spratt
Andre Fowlkes

Andre Fowlkes is an elder at Christ Church. He has lived abroad in Japan and Germany for the last 10 years as a member of the U.S. Air Force, but Virginia is where he calls home. He and his beautiful wife A’nia are blessed with 9 children, ranging from ages 19 to 1. Currently they are stationed in and enjoying their time in the Spokane area.

Andre Fowlkes
Stuart Bryan

Stuart Bryan serves as a pro-tem elder at Christ Church. His full-time work is the pastor of Trinity Church in Coeur d’Alene where he has served since 2007 (Trinity church was originally a plant from this church). He earned his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.

Stuart Bryan