But, for many of us, it’s our Winter seasons that seem to last the longest - if not in duration, then in intensity. Our Winters are those seasons characterized by darkness. They’re times of forced inactivity and isolation. Our winters are when our circumstances, relationships, and emotions are lifeless, or at least appear to be.Read More
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Jesus has inaugurated the Downside Up kingdom into our Upside down world, flipping the standards of self-sufficiency to relying on God, overturning our tendencies from being self-reliant to relying on God in all things, and returning reality from independence to dependence on God.Read More
God sees that we’ll need rest and margin long before we ever recognize it, so God preemptively commands us to take a day each week to rest and worship, pray and play; a day that makes you more alive — a day of “re-creation”Read More
And today, as so many of us face our own suffering and tendencies to isolate and mask pain, we will explore an alternative. What could it look like to open ourselves up to God and one another in times of difficulty, receiving the comfort and strength that our souls yearn for? How would it feel to receive empowerment to such a degree that we have reserves to comfort others? And what is the promise when we do?Read More
This morning we are going to look at a concept that on the surface might look like it would produce fortitude or resiliency, but in fact produces fragility. This morning we are going to examine the concept of certainty, or more specifically our need for certainty.Read More
Leviticus doesn’t beat around the bush. Rebuke your neighbor frankly. When you see there’s an issue, when you notice a fire, run towards it. Don’t run away from it. Run straight into it. Rebuke your neighbor frankly. Because here’s the thing. It’s natural - human - for us to have conflict in our lives. Conflict in and of itself isn’t a bad thing. In fact, it can be very, very good.Read More
Just as homeowners set physical property lines around their land, we need to maintain mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual boundaries for our lives to help us distinguish what is our responsibility and what isn’t. What is me, and what is not me.Read More
Play serves as a reminder that God is good, and that in God, we get to experience a life that exceeds our capacity to measure or control. God invites us to give a tenth of our resources towards celebrating because it opens us up to the God who is dancing around and through us.Read More
And then we come to the most peculiar line in the story: and when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!” Saw how he died. What is it about how Jesus died that so suddenly struck the heart of this Centurion that he was able to see something no one else could?Read More