August 23rd, 2016

The Others Week 3: Notes and Quotes

Notes and Quotes from Week 3 “Our tribal identity is today asserting itself as a powerful force, especially in cases where cultural heterogeneity is combined with extreme imbalances of power and wealth. It may not be too much to claim that the future of our world will depend on how we deal with identify and […]

Read More
August 13th, 2016

The Others Week 2: Notes and Quotes

The real journey inward in chapter 2 is not about going inside the fish, it is about Jonah’s personal journey into the depths of his own heart.   God is taking Jonah on a journey inward to reveal that in Jonah’s hatred of the other, he has failed to realize that he himself is the […]

Read More
August 7th, 2016

The Others: Week 1 Notes and Quotes

On a recent Freakonomics Podcast Olympia Snow 34 year Congresswoman & Senator from Maine, said “We are experiencing the worst polarization since the end of Reconstruction in 1879.   Analysis shows that in 1982 there were 58 senators that came between the most conservative democrats and the most liberal republicans. Today, for the fourth time in […]

Read More
June 24th, 2016

Kingdom Come Series begins this Sunday

This Sunday begins our new series, Kingdom Come. Each week we are exploring a theme present in God’s reign in Heaven that we are called to live out here on earth (Beauty, Rest, Peace, Communion, Creativity and Celebration.)  During this six-week summer experience, we will participate in some new forms of large group worship beyond […]

Read More
May 29th, 2016

Sermon Notes and Quotes, May 29th

Ernest Hemingway short story he writes about an estranged father and son living in Madrid, One day the Father takes out an ad in the paper that says, “Paco meet me at Hotel Montana Noon Tuesday, all is forgiven, papa.”  When dad gets to the square, he finds 800 young men named Paco waiting there. […]

Read More
October 31st, 2015

It’s Time to Tell a New Story

A year into my ministry in Brussels, I had a revelation that was both liberating and terrifying at the same time. After spending hours listening to secular university students, career-minded young adults and parents, I came to this realization: Jesus Christ, as I was accustomed to sharing Him, had nothing to offer these people. The […]

Read More
April 14th, 2015

This Better Be Worth It

”This is a lot of work, it better be worth it.” “I AM the Vine and you are the branches.  My Father prunes every branch…so that it will bear more fruit. This is to my Father’s glory – that you bear much fruit, proving to be My disciples.” (John 15) In our post-Easter sermon series […]

Read More