My First Step in the Maze

October 4, 2020 I had very few encounters with religion during my childhood and early teens. Sadly, they were all pretty awkward. When I was four, my family had dinner with another family. I started eating as soon as the plate was set in front of me but was sternly

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Calvary East Pastor Receives Doctorate

December 9, 2013 On Friday, December 13,  Bryan Craddock, Pastor of Calvary Bible Church East in Comstock, will receive the Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, for his research into the religious practices and culture of Comstock Millennials. The graduation can be viewed

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My Call to Ministry

Sunday, November 20, 2011 Trying to discern God’s call for your life can be as simple as having a conviction to serve. It can also be a long roller-coaster ride of spiritual high points and failures. I hope that the story of my calling will encourage you that God can

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Why I’m a Pastor

Sunday, November 13, 2011 The title “pastor” comes from the Latin word for shepherd. Jesus, Peter, and Paul all use the word shepherd to capture what it means to lead the church. Spiritual shepherding involves leading a flock, feeding them with God’s truth, protecting them from spiritual attack, and seeking

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Why I'm a Pastor

Sunday, November 13, 2011 The title “pastor” comes from the Latin word for shepherd. Jesus, Peter, and Paul all use the word shepherd to capture what it means to lead the church. Spiritual shepherding involves leading a flock, feeding them with God’s truth, protecting them from spiritual attack, and seeking

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When You’re New

Sunday, October 9, 2011 Twenty-two years ago today was the first time I walked into a Sunday morning worship service. I was fifteen years old, and I had never been a part of a church. At the invitation of a friend I had attended some youth group meetings that God

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When You're New

Sunday, October 9, 2011 Twenty-two years ago today was the first time I walked into a Sunday morning worship service. I was fifteen years old, and I had never been a part of a church. At the invitation of a friend I had attended some youth group meetings that God

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True Celebration

Sunday, April 17, 2011 Whenever I heard the word “Easter,” my first thought was of chocolate eggs, marshmallow chicks, and that stringy green plastic in the bottom of Easter baskets. I loved the idea of the Easter bunny, but that began to seem pretty silly once I turned 7 or

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