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  • El Mandató Cultural

    El Mandató Cultural

    If you happen to notice more Mexican or Latin American flags this weekend, it’s not because someone missed the Cinco de Mayo memo. In fact, September 16 is Mexican Independence Day and September 15 is Independence Day for several other Latin American countries, all kicking off National Hispanic Heritage Month!

  • Whatever It Takes

    Whatever It Takes

    “Whatever it takes.” Barry emphasized this point at our 60th anniversary and it has captured my imagination about discipleship. The call of Jesus is a call to do whatever it takes as we learn to trust and follow him. This quality is what I love about the people of Irving Bible Church.

  • Onward and Upward

    Onward and Upward

    The first time I stepped on stage to preach a sermon at IBC, I was so nervous. It was 2007. I was a first-year seminary professor. This was the church I loved. And my preaching hero, IBC's pastor Andy McQuitty, was in the audience. I was scared out of my wits. But I was also so incredibly grateful.

  • A Sense of Place

    A Sense of Place

    I’ve always connected really strongly with places. Places are a little like people to me—they’ve got a personality, a history, a story. There are some places I’m drawn to immediately and some that don’t ever feel quite right, even if I’m not exactly sure why. And then there are a handful of places that have so defined periods of my life that they are inextricably linked to my own story. One of those places is Irving Bible Church.

  • Inevitable Change

    Inevitable Change

    In March of 2021, I became the Communications Pastor here at IBC. My first month consisted of Zoom meetings and prepping for our first in-person Easter service since the pandemic began. Over the past 15 months, I’ve seen a lot of things change around IBC.

  • Annoyed or Joyed

    Annoyed or Joyed

    I opened the dishwasher and was instantly confronted by my own irritation. My husband has this annoying little habit of placing the cereal bowls flat on the upper rack. After six of them are spaciously arranged, there is very little room for anything else. I started the arduous task of rearranging them so the rest of the dishes would fit.