The Sunday Reader: Vol. 2 | #17

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Are Your Church Structures Undermining the Gospel?

This is more of a reminder of why we do some of what we do at Phoenix URC. Namely, bering as age-inclusive as possible.

9Marks on Church Membership

Here’s a trove of resources dealing with one very important issue. Are Christians called to formal membership? If so, why?

The Greatest Archaeological Discovery of the 20th Century

Here’s an Interview with a renowned expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

This 1,060-Hour Photo of a Galaxy Was Shot by Amateur Astrophotographers

Glorify God for his creative power! See the photo in high resolution here (80MB) and learn more about how it was shot here.

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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.