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To lay down your life

To lay down your life

Veterans Day makes me think about my grandpa’s faded bald eagle tattoo on his shoulder and the crisp flag waving in his front yard. I picture the antique uniforms, helmets and sepia-toned photos of his father and his father’s father that decorate his house. I think...
Jesus, John Wayne and the church

Jesus, John Wayne and the church

Any opinions expressed here are mine, and do not necessarily reflect those of First Free Rockford or its leadership. I didn’t want to read Jesus and John Wayne last year. I knew it might take me to a dark place, and 2020 was already dark enough. Here’s why I chose to...
The artist, revealed

The artist, revealed

by Jim Killam | 3-minute read In the video introducing each installment of the Ephesians sermon series, the hands you see belong to artist Kari McDonald. Kari works either from her basement in Rockford or from the print shop of her father in-law, Bruce McDonald, at...