I have circled the Divine Conspiracy book for twenty years, hearing it mentioned, quoted, and praised by other Christian leaders I admired. In 2019, I finally read it cover to cover.
This book’s author is the late Christain philosopher Dallas Willard, professor at the University of Southern California.
The writing was dense. It was long. It was hard to finish. It was transformational!
I will be referring back to this book often in my devotions, and I am sure it will continue to pop up in my preaching this year. It is helping me learn to be an apprentice of Jesus!
Don’t forget! – Day of Prayer – Tuesday!
Join us at CIL as we partner with Awaken Nashville.
7am and 3pm – Aubrey McGowan
4pm – Tim Howard
8:30pm – Beth Allison
Church open …
7am – 8:30am
3pm – 11pm
If you cannot be with us at the church, sign up to pray where you are at:
On Sunday, CIL joined over 500 churches in the Nashville area for a time of prayer and fasting. I am so encouraged by this multi-church cooperation across varying church traditions and expressions.
Joint fasting is not about adhering to one common practice, but it is about positioning hearts. Everyone’s fast will look different since we have such a broad spectrum of individual experience, work schedules, family dynamics, and health concerns. Fasting is not about what you do; it is about where you turn. Let the Awaken Nashville initiative turn your heart to God and the needs of those around you.
Let’s enjoy this opportunity to feast on the Lord!
On January 22, we recognize the somber anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision to federally legalize abortion in 1973. Though this is an important and consequential occurrence that should be acknowledged, it is not the linchpin of the pro-life movement like I once believed.
If Roe vs. Wade is overturned, as I hope it will be, abortions will still be legal in many states, and a vast portion of the United States population will yet have the choice to participate in an abortion. While legal wrangling in our future will continue to go back and forth, one state at a time, it is the hearts of Americans that are in balance.
Abortion must be eliminated one heart at a time. God, turn our hearts to the children.
I want all my friends to know about this change at CIL.
We are still CIL, but now CIL stands for Christ is Love.
This change aligns us more with our mission, differentiates us from other churches nearby, and gives us a clear identity for future advancement.
We still will refer to ourselves as CIL or CIL Church.
I am excited about the future of CIL!