As we dive deep into the book of Amos, we might find ourselves surprised by some of what we hear and read. The themes in Amos are weighty and sobering and, at times, overwhelming. So, maybe it’s time for a little check in. How are you responding to this series? Some of us may be… Read More An Amos Prayer
Hannah Busse and Travis Agnew from our Worship Arts team wrote a song called Open Our Eyes to help us meditate on the themes of Amos and the Blind Spots series. Enjoy! VERSE 1 Open our eyes Blindness surrounds us in shadows where we hide Open our eyes Forgive us our pride and our shallow,… Read More Open Our Eyes// An Amos Song
Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Knapstad, our new CAM pastor, to talk about all things college-age ministry. Michael recently joined our staff and we are so excited to have him on board. We wanted to give you a chance to get to hear a little bit about who he is,… Read More Meet Michael Knapstad
While we’re done with our Unsettling Questions series, it doesn’t mean we’re done wrestling with unsettling questions. Questions and doubt are a part of the christian life, and the last thing we want to do is hide them away or pretend they don’t exist. As Frederick Buechner once said, “Doubts are the ants in the… Read More Wrestling with Doubt: A Way Forward
In his sermon this past Sunday, Pastor Chris tackled another challenging question regarding the Christian faith: “Is Jesus the only way?” This question is made particularly challenging in the real-world context of cultural and religious pluralism. Chris reminded us there is a difference between the cultural pluralism we are called to embrace (Romans 12:18; Jeremiah… Read More Unsettling Questions: Is Jesus the only way?
As we continue this week in our Unsettling Questions teaching series, Charles Yu tackles the question, Can the Bible be Trusted? As Charles reminds us, trusting the Bible has two important aspects: Believing what is written in the Bible corresponds to historical reality – thus the importance of archeology. Trusting the Bible also implies relying… Read More Can the Bible be Trusted?
The term blind spot is used to describe that place in a person’s range of vision where they cannot see properly, even though they expect to be able to see. Many of us have had the experience of nearly crashing into someone as we’re switching lanes because the other car was in our… blind spot.… Read More Series Introduction: Blind Spots (the book of Amos)
Sex is a big deal in our culture. This is nothing new. As we work through some of life’s challenging questions in our current Unsettling Questions series, this week Pastor Chris tackles the question: Why is sex such a big deal? For some, talking about sex can feel awkward. For others, it’s a topic that… Read More Unsettling Questions: Why is sex such a big deal?
In our current series, Unsettling Questions, we’re working through a few of life’s difficult questions. This week Chris is tackling the question: Why would a loving God allow so much pain and suffering? As humans with a limited perspective, this is a very natural question. Most of us ask it at one point or another. The… Read More Why would a loving God allow so much suffering?
As a part of the Unsettling Questions series, Pastor Chris tackles perhaps the greatest and most fundamental unsettling question regarding our faith: “Does God exist?” Though philosophical arguments on this topic are never “airtight” or “conclusively demonstrable” (on either side of the argument), there are good arguments that lean toward the reasonableness of belief in… Read More Does God exist?