August 5, 2016

Christians often ask why we have so many Bible translations. Good question! To give an answer we need to address both the nature of scripture and the science of biblical translation.

Paul tells Timothy scripture is God-breathed. That’s a great descriptor. The books of t...

June 13, 2016

What happened in Orlando Sunday night was evil. Some things simply ought not to be. Hate and murder are among them. As Christians, we must stubbornly insist, with eyes of faith, to look beyond what is and place our hope in what is to come. I will not add speculation or...

April 21, 2016

The following is condensed from a sermon Pastor Adam gave on Matthew 5:1-3 on April 10, 2016. That sermon can be found here.

Blessing is one of those words we use so much we seldom think about what it means. “God bless you!” I say to the sneezing stranger at the store....

April 7, 2016

I was in an airport the other day that was clearly not functioning as an airport should. Hundreds of people clogged turnstiles and security checkpoints. Children were crying. People were arguing. Fights were nearly breaking out. It was a nightmare. More than a few endu...

March 10, 2016

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” Thus Jeremiah receives a call from the Lord to be a prophet. This verse is comforting – it reveals a God who is in control. Despite my best efforts and the illusions of control I create, life has a way of bringing me back t...

February 26, 2016

The simplest definition for the mission of the Church is “To make disciples.” This makes sense. Jesus explicitly tells his followers to do just that in the Great Commission of Matthew 28. But now we’ve swapped one problem for another. In defining the mission of the Chu...

February 12, 2016

So it’s Lent again. Each year the common question circulating in “churchy” circles is “What have you given up this year?” Giving up something for Lent is a type of fast so that begs the question, what is fasting and why should we do it?

What fasting is not

Fasting is not...

February 5, 2016

In Mark 4 we’re told of a day when Jesus was out on the lake with his disciples when a massive storm caught them off guard. The disciples were in a panic when they realized Jesus was sleeping! They said to him, ‘Don’t you care if we all drown!?’ Jesus then wakes up and...

January 21, 2016

The Bible speaks of wisdom nearly 400 times. And unlike words like submission or discipline, wisdom is a word that evokes a positive emotion, wouldn’t you say? If pressed, ‘Do you want wisdom or not?’ most of us would say ‘Yes, I want wisdom.’ But isn’t it funny we don...

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