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I Was Blind but Now I Can See

The gospel lesson for this Sunday, John 9, sets forth a conversation rich in theological profundity and identity recognition. There is a man born blind. The disciples ask questions of causation. The Pharisees seek to refute his healing. In this adversarial position, the man born blind becomes stronger and “sees” who Jesus is. Those who think that they can see, like the Pharisees, become blind...Read More

Sweet All Saints Friends

Most of you have probably heard by now that I am no longer the Executive Pastor of All Saints. I hope you were able to be at All Saints last Sunday when I addressed the church to give some of my prospective on this transition. If you were not able to be there here is a summary of what I had to say...Read More

Staffing Transition

It is with mixed emotions that I need to inform you of a staffing transition here at All Saints. Rev. Ken Dean will no longer be our Executive Pastor...Read More

What is Lent?

Lent simply means “springtime.” It is the season in the Christian year when followers of Jesus walk with him to his death and burial, so that we can participate fully with him in his resurrection. Lent is the forty days (not including Sundays) leading up to Easter. It begins Ash Wednesday and ends Holy Saturday (the day before Easter Sunday)...Read More

Good News Keeps Coming

Our Gospel reading for this Sunday, March 12th, is John 3:1-17. It is about being “born again.” Nicodemus, a devout Pharisee, comes to Jesus at night. This is a controversial meeting for him. There is something about his daytime life that is empty. He sees something in Jesus...Read More

Downtown News

As most of you know by now, ASD is now the proud owner of 901 S. Ervay. The Lord has clearly guided this process over the past several years. Working through your generous and sacrificial hearts, to date we have raised in upfront cash and 3-year commitments over $5.5M. Interestingly, the property closed on the same day that I was giving the opening invocation at the Dallas City Council meeting...Read More

Art House Dallas Featured Artist

This post was written by a staff member of Art House Dallas to feature Ryan Flanigan on their website. All Saints and Art House have been in partnership over the past few years offering concerts, songwriters events, and other artist enriching events. AHD seeks to cultivate creativity for the common good by encouraging and equipping everyone to live imaginative and meaningful lives....Read More

For Such a Time as This

You know the story. From the biblical book of Esther we hear these words spoken by Esther’s uncle Mordecai calling on her for courage in the face of risk to tell the king about a plot against the Jews, “if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, then you and your house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to this kingdom for such a time as this?”...Read More

Exodus: Movement of Jah People!

As defined by Bob Marley. I’m not here to poke heretical holes in his Rastafarian theology, but on this particular point he got it right, especially when you consider that Jah (or Yah), the short form of Yahweh, appears over fifty times in the text of the Hebrew bible...Read More

Invitation to Fasting and Prayer for Crossroads

Fasting and prayer are a form of worship mentioned often in scripture including times during which people are set apart to do the work of the Lord and are making important decisions. Prayer has been a constant for the last year about a possible move and our location, especially in the last month as the vision has become clear to me, our clergy and our Board of Stewards...Read More