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John Upton: Moment of Decision  

The Gospel plot could hardly be simpler. A man walks up to two fishermen saying, “Come with me,” and they get up and do it. Jesus sees two more fishermen, says the same thing, and they, too, get up and follow.  

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John Upton: In the Midst of Storms 

What a season of life we are in! As I write, BGAV Disaster Response teams are heading south to help with hurricane recovery. Virginians are still trying to assess what happened in Charlottesville with racial tensions and trying to find ways to speak to the anger and hate in our society. As if that is not enough, the U.S. and North Korea are exchanging hostile words with one another, pushing ever closer to open conflict. With all these storms pressing us, it is no wonder our anxieties are high. When we add the anxiety that comes with daily challenges of life and church, it can all seem almost insurmountable.   

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