Quiet Resistance: The book of Ruth In a world dominated by social media – celebrating doing whatever makes you happy or “living your best life” – we can find ourselves trapped in the comparison game and ultimately living superficial lives. In the book of Ruth, we meet two people who quietly resist the temptation to… Read More Series Introduction: Quiet Resistance (the book of Ruth)
In our final message of This is Us, Pastor Charles Yu shares about the story of Judah. In his sermon, Charles fast-forwards through Genesis 38, which is a chapter about Judah’s transformation. Genesis 38 is not easy to understand. There are some R-rated portions. There are multiple deaths, prostitution and some social practices that’s just… Read More The Story of Judah
In the brokenness and messiness of our lives, we have a faithful God who knows we are a mess, wants a relationship with us, and wants to use us for His plans and purposes. In our new series, This is Us, we will take a closer look at the stories of Genesis that show God… Read More Series Introduction: This Is Us
Controversy sells. People thrive on conflict. Industries are built on stirring up anger and divisiveness. That’s why these subjects “trend” in our social media feeds and in the news. As followers of Jesus, we are called to a life filled with love for God and our neighbor. How in the world do we do that… Read More Series Introduction: #trending
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
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?