The Sunday Reader: Vol. 2 | #4

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I carried my dying daughter to term. It was a lesson in love many didn't understand

“It was not until I cared for this vulnerable human being that I came to see the value of all human life. The way our culture treats the most vulnerable — the elderly, the ill, the unborn — reveals our true beliefs about people. We live in a culture that wants to end life when a person’s usefulness, productivity and mental capacity diminish… But this is a value system that none of us can live by.”

The Time I Went Under Church Discipline

On the heels of last Sunday evening’s sermon, here’s a great reflection. “You may not have realized it, but you’ve gone under church discipline too.”

(Video) Who are the Reformers: Guido De Bres

In anticipation of our new evening series on the Belgic Confession, here’s an introduction to its author. And here’s a longer article.

ABOUT — The Sunday Reader shares articles we've found particularly insightful, thought-provoking, or edifying this week. While not always representing the views of our Pastors and Elders, these selections offer a mix of viewpoints to broaden and frame your understanding of God, Scripture, ourselves, and the world we serve in Christ's name.

Rev. Michael Spotts

Pastor Michael has been involved in ministry for over ten years. Before his ordination at Phoenix URC, he participated in foreign missions (Australia, Russia). He holds an Assoc. in Biblical Studies (2004) and an M.Div (WSCAL, 2016). 

Prior to ministry, he owned a commercial photography business for ten years. He still enjoys shooting landscape photos.