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Christopher Caudle

Christopher Caudle

Fr. Christopher has an authentic sense of humor and is a man after the Lord's own heart. He pastors the members of New Covenant Church while keeping his family as a keen priority. Fr. Christopher holds BA in History from the University of North Carolina and a MA in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theology Seminary.

Lent, Temptation, and Fruity Pebbles

February 24th, 2021 by Christopher Caudle

A Bowl of Fruity Pebbles.

Saturday Morning cartoons sometimes had accessorizing cereals, and one of the most deliciously disgusting is Fruity Pebbles. These colorful rice smushings have been sugared and marketed with great success for over a generation.

You can read more about them here, watch how they are made here, and find out where to buy them here (as if you don't know). 

I thought about Fruity Pebbles yesterday after Mark’s gospel account of Jesus’ temptation. Temptation is by definition tempting, and it presents itself to us in a variety of colorful, sweet, immediate ways. 

And, unlike Jesus’ successful refusal to turn stones into bread, temptation’s victory over us can leave us feeling as though we’ve just eaten a bowl full of rocks.

Listening Together to the Best-Selling, Least-Read Book of Our Time

January 25th, 2021 by Christopher Caudle

The wordiest Psalm in the Book of Psalms (and the longest chapter in the Bible) is a song about the Word.

And Then...Begin

January 12th, 2021 by Christopher Caudle

Do you feel like you're in the wilderness?  Have you completely lost your bearings?

Are you in the ocean depths—overwhelmed and under pressure?

Are you floating in an open sky—feeling disconnected from everyone and everything?

Even

September 7th, 2018 by Christopher Caudle

Hanging pictures is best done by a team of two.  One person shifts the wire on the back of the picture to the left or right until it finds a magical (mythical) midpoint where the picture will hang evenly.

What is your favorite Soundtrack?

August 17th, 2018 by Christopher Caudle

"While fantastic acting and direction can help evoke emotion in an audience, nothing sets the tone in a film quite like its soundtrack. But while scores and songs are usually carefully chosen to match the dramatic arc in a film, there are times when a scene and accompanying song seem entirely mismatched. This dissonance between song and action has the power to make the scene even more poignant, emotional, or in many cases, more terrifying."

What do you see?

July 13th, 2018 by Christopher Caudle

The prophet Amos is shown a string in our passage for Sunday. More exactly, a plumb line.

God shows him this instrument used by skilled builders; held above and weighted below.

A simple tool with powerful diagnostic potential.

There is much more to the prophet Amos and the book that collects his ministry-long span of messages and visions. You can see a brief overview of the book here that may help put his message in context.

Friday Epistle - June 22, 2018

June 22nd, 2018 by Christopher Caudle

I remember a conversation between my 

Friday Epistle for May 4, 2018

May 4th, 2018 by Christopher Caudle

What do you do with the fifth goat?

Between the Services Sunday:

Good Friday - Friday Epistle for March 30, 2018

March 30th, 2018 by Christopher Caudle

Good Friday
The Service for Good Friday leads us through the last hours of our Lord Jesus' life on the day we commemorate his holy death. Beginning with Isaiah's prophecy of the suffering servant through Hebrews' description of the New Covenant, we finally listen to John's narration of Christ's trial and then rise to witness him cruelly crucified at Golgotha.

Friday Epistle for February 23, 2018

February 23rd, 2018 by Christopher Caudle

I said Alleluia on Sunday. It was accidental, but loud.

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