Show Notes & Blogs

Rich Mullins 20 Years On

I first heard Rich Mullins' music at Jan's home. Everyone was outside and I stepped inside to refill my snack plate and heard the most arresting vocal harmonies coming from Jan's stereo. The song was "If I Stand" by Rich Mullins. After a verse reminding us that there...

Robert, Danny, Kip and Today’s Reality

As I've been struggling to wrap my mind around our country's current reality and how pervasive racism and hate groups are, 3 people from Seminary keep coming to mind. Robert Fife. Dr Fife was a highly respected New Testament scholar and the reason our New Testament...

…Repay Evil with Good…

Full Article Here In preparation for an upcoming neo-Nazi march in the small Bavarian town of Wunsiedel, local residents decided to fight back in a hilariously perfect way: by sponsoring each of the 250 fascist participants. According to Heeb Magazine, "For every...

Bibliotheca vs The Message

  Bibliotheca: a 5 volume Bible designed flawlessly so the reader simply reads the text of the Bible. Everything about it is beautiful, from the color scheme to the binding, the font and the weight and tone of the paper. The editors removed all chapters and verses,...

Secular Church?

The Denver Post recently published a fascinating article on a new "Secular Hub" - a gathering of atheist, agnostic and humanists who crave community, but not God. “There was a small group of us looking for the type of community that a church provides,” Sannwald said....

3 Legs to the Faith Stool

I've always admired Tim Keller's ability to succinctly communicate depth. Here he is sharing the 3 requirements for assurance that what Christians believe is true   [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzrfKLdBqB0&w=560&h=315]

Litmus Test for Any Church

The Litmus Test: Can I bring my unchurched friends to this church? Will I have to prepare them before hand or can they just show up? Will I have to translate for them so they can participate without feeling like an outsider? Will I have to apologize to them afterward?...

Public Shame and Solidarity

'I was seen by many but actually known by few. And I get it. It was easy to forget that That Woman was dimensional, had a soul, and was once unbroken.' -  Monica Lewinski 1997. I was sitting in the hospital cafeteria eating a chuckwagon steak when the ER beeper lit...

Advent Art: ProtoEuangelium

"And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” Quality art is better enjoyed than explained. I hope you enjoy this fine craft. Artist is unknown, but I found the piece...

Annotated Guide to Deeper Bible Study

Our church is in a series that focused on Bible Study this week. Our message focused on two dynamics: The contrast between God determination and self determination. We live in a culture that values self determination, but David reminds us in Psalm 19 that God...

Happy Thanksgiving

Everybody has a favorite Christmas movie. In that same vein, I have a favorite Thanksgiving television episode. The West Wing season two episode "Shibboleth." It has several great plots running through it, one involving Chinese refugees seeking religious asylum and...