Preparing for the Cross #3: A Serving Posture

Preparing for the Cross #3: A Serving Posture

What would we say defines us? What are the things that we have attached value, meaning, and significance to? (Maybe they're even things that we think elevate us above others.) In today’s passage, we are going to look at the third time Jesus predicts his death, and how...

Preparing for the Cross #3: A Serving Posture

Preparing for the Cross #2: A Welcoming Posture

What comes to mind when you think of leadership? Have we in some ways lost sight of the ways in which Jesus and the cross need to shape our understanding and practice of life, specifically regarding something like leadership? Listen in as Pastor Josh explores a...

Preparing for the Cross #3: A Serving Posture

Preparing for the Cross #1: Picking Up Our Cross

Do we settle for a comforting version of our faith, when really the message of the cross is unsettling - in hard but healthy ways? Lent helps us to become truly cross-focused. How ought the cross inform or shape our relationship with power, wealth, the marginalized,...

Lessons from Zelophehad’s Daughters

Lessons from Zelophehad’s Daughters

There is a deeply held assumption about prayer that holds us back from engaging in a real, honest relationship with God. This assumption is that we need to be timid, shy, or skittish when we pray. How can we experience God when we put up a wall of fear or a barricade...

Comforting Words for Difficult Times #5: Jesus, Our Advocate

Comforting Words for Difficult Times #5: Jesus, Our Advocate

When we're going through something difficult, it can be hard to feel like we are truly known. It can be difficult to feel that we have people truly with us. In our passage today, the author of Hebrews wants us to know and understand that Jesus gets what it is to be...

Comforting Words for Difficult Times #5: Jesus, Our Advocate

Comforting Words for Difficult Times #4: Calmer of the Storm

What aspects of pre-pandemic life would you not want to go back to? The reality is that an experience like this has the ability to shake us up, shake us out of our routines, and help us see how life can be different. Crisis forces us out of our comfort zones and helps...

Comforting Words for Difficult Times #5: Jesus, Our Advocate

Comforting Words for Difficult Times #3: Lord Over the Chaos

Even in the toughest times, God is here. He's not waiting to get involved but is with us through the things we are going through now. Listen in as Pastor Josh walks us through the comfort we can find in Psalm 46, and a contemplative Scripture reading practice that...

Responsible Interpretation

Responsible Interpretation

Can we interpret the Bible any way we like it? If we can make the Bible say anything we want it to say, what's the value in it? Listen in as Terry Wiens talks us through some ways to understand the Bible and interpret it responsibly.   Responsible Interpretation...

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