Articles by: Micah Spicer

Back to Basics: Listening (to others)

Back to Basics: Listening (to others)

This series examines relevant topics pertinent to the Christian lifestyle.  Listening is a great tool to support and encourage others, yet effective listening is extremely difficult.  Why is effective listening so hard, and what can we do to make ourselves better listeners? Also in this episode: Why spoken words do […]

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Celebrating Christmas

Christmas is the day that we choose to honor the birth of Jesus.   In this special edition of the  Scripture and Spice Podcast, Micah Spicer and Curtis Hannah discuss the purpose of Christmas and contemplate the way we choose to spend it.

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The Spirit of Christmas

The Christmas season is designed to be merry and bright.  Christmas lights, trees decorated with ornaments and angels, carolers singing hymns of the Messiahs birth, and figgy pudding make up the ambiance of the season.  Gift exchanges and family gatherings highlight our favorite time of year.  More importantly we celebrate […]

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Paul the Decorated

What makes Paul, the Apostle, an authority figure in the early church?  Does he have the right education, credentials, or job experiences that make him an expert?  Questions of authority arise early and often during Paul’s career.  In this Scripture & Spice Podcast episode, we consider church authority in our times […]

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God’s Community

As a child my parents encouraged me to participate in a variety of sports and organizations.  Swimming lessons and t-ball, along with backyard excursions with my neighbor Brett, were some of those childhood summer activities that kept my entire family on their toes.  As I grew I continued to stay […]

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Easter

Easter is without a doubt the most important day in the Christian calendar. The argument for the assembly of churchgoers hinges entirely upon the events of the first Easter morning. On that morning Jesus rose from the dead. While this is a happy ending to the narrative of Jesus of […]

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Life Lessons from Unexpected Places

The human experience is filled with new challenges at every stage.  One of my parishioners was a caregiver her entire adult life.  Shortly after she married, her husband’s brothers moved in, both with severe physical and developmental handicaps.  She cared for them, bathed, brushed, scrubbed, and fed them. As a […]

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Visionary Leadership

I grew up attending church with my family.  I found Jesus in a church.  Moreover, I have encountered some of the nicest people on planet Earth in church.  Over the years I developed a deep love and appreciation for the church, her people, and her mission.  My love for the […]

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