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?
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?
One of the questions I get most often is: Do you have any recommendations for books for my kids that will help them grow in their faith? As parents, aunts, uncles, and neighbors, we deeply care about the faith formation of the littlest people in our lives. Here are some recommendations: Ages 0-5 When God… Read More Summer Reading List (Children)
Earlier this week we shared a summer reading list for adults. In this post, we’re sharing both fiction and non-fiction recommendations for preteens and teens. These books are great reads that will expand your teen’s imagination, help them to know and love God better, or just simply distract them on a rainy summer afternoon. Fiction… Read More Summer Reading List (Preteens and Teens)
Summertime is here, which means many of us will find ourselves with a bit more time to read. If you haven’t created your summer TBR list, today’s the day to start. Don’t get stuck in a car or on a beach without a good book in hand. Along those lines, we’ve rounded up a few… Read More Summer Reading List (Adults)
In 2001, Blackhawk Church’s middle school pastor at the time, Jon Anderson, had a dream to take middle schoolers on a life-changing mission trip, not to another city, but right here in Madison. He wanted to give students the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus in their own city, serving and loving… Read More Madison Missions: A Story of A Changed Life
We live in a divided world. Race. Ethnicity. Politics. At Blackhawk, we want to be a community where people of different ethnicities and cultures can come, gather, and feel affirmed and valued. Based on our study of Ephesians, we believe this is God’s desire as well. In November 2016, we hosted the Ethnicity and Faith… Read More Developing a Multiethnic Vision for the Kingdom of God
Lust is real. In all its forms, lust is a reality for all of us. Sexual lust seems to be at the top of the powerful forces on this planet. Or at least perhaps in our culture. Why do I lust? Where do these seemingly out-of-control desires come from? Why is the act of lusting… Read More Lust: A Temporary Fix
My first job that produced a flow of money into my pocket was a paper route in 8th grade. At the end of each month I had a wad of cash that I quickly spent on whatever shiny object caught my attention. It took years before I established any disciplines of saving or giving. As… Read More Next Steps Toward Financial Peace
We first met Cedric in 2015 when he came to perform a spoken-word piece at the Madison & Race Forum. We’re so thankful he was willing to come back to share a new piece for The Struggle is Real series. We had the opportunity to sit down with Cedric and ask him a few questions… Read More Interview with Cedric Dale Hoard