An article that has shaped many in Karis Church is Tim Keller's "The Centrality of the Gospel." Check it out here. Also check out our new Keller Discipleship Series articles in the Karis Westside nook. They're great resources for going deeper in the gospel of Jesus. They're free and available to all. This article is number two of that series.
New this month in Karis Church is "Karis Deep and Wide," a new podcast I'm hosting. I'll be using an interview format to take us deeper in the gospel and spread our vision for church planting wider. I'm excited about this episode with Drew Glosson. I'm also really pumped about guests I have lined up. In fact, next will be Russell Moore. Go here to subscribe with your favorite podcast app.
Today, Karis's Pastor for Worship and Mission, Luke Daugherty, and his wife, Ann, welcomed their first child into the world. Ian was born early this afternoon. He was 22 inches long and 7 lbs and, I think, 11 ounces. Congrats, Luke and Ann.
Karis member Lindsey Howald just wrote a great feature on Karis member Matt Ballou. Lindsey edits the Columbia Tribune's Ovation section. Matt teaches art at Mizzou and is an accomplished painter. He is a gifted leader and theologian, leading and shepherding a Karis C-Group in an exemplary manner with the assistance of his sweet wife Alison. We're so thankful to have them on board. Check out the super article about Matt's work here. A quote: It would be a great mistake for one to assume that Ballou, now 32, has painted any of these because he thinks they look good. Before his acceptance to the master of fine arts program at Indiana University, Ballou, wearied by his job, wrote constantly to give himself hope. He has published a book called "One Hundred Permutations" and an essay about Nerdrum himself in "Image Journal." He developed deep philosophies behind all that he paints, philosophies that power the work and give it meaning.