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Spirit of God

On the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit descended upon Christians gathered in Jerusalem and the Church was born. From that point forward, we have understood God's Spirit to be—in some mysterious, unquantifiable way—the animating force that guides, strengthens, and equips God's people to carry on...

Nothing Less

When it comes to hope, so often we either have too little or we place it in the wrong things. Some of us have trained ourselves not to hope, having been disappointed too many times along the way, and some of us have known feelings of despair for too long even to consider the possibility of real...


The Christian church in the United States is living in a kind of exile: after centuries of enjoying social, cultural, and political power and influence, the church increasingly finds itself alienated from the centers of power that it once took for granted. Some see this as a crisis and seek a...


There are stories about Jesus that we love to hear and to tell—stories of surprising compassion and radical love—and then there are those stories that don’t jibe with Jesus as we ordinarily imagine him. These stories present Jesus in a way that can be difficult for us to incorporate into the larger...

Home for the Holidays

Each of the four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—approaches the story of Jesus in a unique way and with a different purpose and audience in mind. Entering into the world that each of these storytellers creates is like walking into someone’s home and encountering sights, sounds, and smells...

Ephesians: Salvation for Service

The Apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus is less anchored in the actual circumstances of a particular faith community than some of Paul’s other letters are. Instead, Ephesians reads almost like a sermon, with Paul hitting head-on some of the most important theological issues of the early...

Holy Habits

Devout Christians have long sought after something called “holiness.” We have misunderstood this pursuit as a striving toward perfection, which is obviously out of our reach in this life. Holiness is better understood as spiritual strength or fortitude, and our spirits are not made strong...

Upside Down

Life in the midst of a global pandemic is not at all what we have come to expect it to be. In fact, it feels in some very significant ways that the world itself has been turned upside-down. This is disorienting and disconcerting. It changes our outlook, our actions, and our relationships. And it...

Grace in the Wilderness

The prophet Jeremiah declares that the people of God "found grace in the wilderness" (Jer. 31:2). Although Israel's years of wandering were filled with challenges, the wilderness was where God shaped them and where God's abundant grace was made manifest to them. We are living through our own kind...


Before the particular history of the people of Israel begins in earnest with God’s call to Abraham in Genesis 12, there is another history—a prehistory. The stories of Genesis 1-11 which make up this prehistory are origin stories: stories that invite us to think about why the world is the way that...

Maundy Thursday 2020

Everyone Will Know Thursday, April 9, 2020

Last Words

When the four gospel accounts are combined, Jesus speaks seven times from the cross, commonly referred to as the "Seven Last Words" of Christ. During the weeks of Lent we take a careful look at these important sayings of Jesus, spoken in his dying moments. In so many ways, they distill not only...

20/20 Vision

Jesus said, "The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light" (Matt. 6:22). At the start of a new year and a new decade, it's a good time to get our (spiritual) vision checked. Are we seeing things clearly, or has our vision been blurred, blocked, or...
Date Title Series    
January 7 The Culture Problem
Culture Shock Audio Video
January 14 The Host Culture
Culture Shock Audio Video
January 21 Cultural Authority
Culture Shock Audio Video
January 28 Where Else Would You Find Me?
(Kirt Anderson, guest preacher)
Audio Video
February 4 Conformed or Transformed
Culture Shock
Audio Video
February 11 Engaging Culture
Culture Shock
Audio Video
February 18 Modern-Day Wanderers Wanderers Audio Video
February 25 A Dwelling in the Desert Wanderers Audio Video
March 4 Provisions Along the Way Wanderers Audio Video
March 11 Our Proving Ground Wanderers Audio Video
March 18 Image Bearers Wanderers Audio Video
March 25 A Future with Hope (Palm Sunday) Wanderers Audio Video
March 29 Maundy Thursday   Audio  
April 1 The Trailblazer (Easter Sunday) Wanderers Audio Video
April 8 Follow All In | The Way of Discipleship Audio Video
April 15 Learn All In | The Way of Discipleship Audio Video
April 22 Sacrifice All In | The Way of Discipleship Audio Video
April 29 Change All In | The Way of Discipleship Audio Video
May 6 Serve All In | The Way of Discipleship Audio Video
May 13 Go All In | The Way of Discipleship Audio Video
May 27 A Personal God The Trinity Audio Video
June 3 A Relational God The Trinity Audio Video
June 10 A Loving God The Trinity Audio Video
June 24 Junk Food at the Feast (Dick Henderson, guest preacher) Audio Video
July 1 Kingdom Seeds   Audio Video
July 8 Weeds in the Garden (Rick Peters, guest preacher) Audio Video
July 15 Listen Up! Ezekiel Audio Video
July 22 Many Voices Ezekiel Audio Video
July 29 Desolate Altars Ezekiel Audio Video
August 5 The Bloody City Ezekiel Audio Video
August 19 People with Purpose Ezekiel Audio Video
August 26 The Shepherd Ezekiel Audio Video
September 2 Can These Bones Live? Ezekiel Audio Video
September 9 Getting Started on the Right Foot Miracles Audio Video
September 16 Got a Light? (Dick Henderson, guest preacher) Audio Video
September 23 God Helps Those Who Help Others Miracles Audio Video
September 30 Liberated Miracles Audio Video
October 7 Gathering & Feasting Miracles Audio Video
October 21 Crumbs from the Table Miracles Audio Video
October 28 Even the Wind and the Sea Miracles Audio Video
November 4 From Death to Life Miracles Audio Video
November 11 The Work of the Church Rise Up Audio Video
November 18 Grounded in Gratitude Rise Up Audio Video
November 25 Revealed in Prayer Rise Up Audio Video
December 2 Lived in Faith Rise Up Audio Video
December 9 The Gifts We Bring: Gold The Gifts We Bring Audio Video
December 16 The Gifts We Bring: Frankincense The Gifts We Bring Audio Video
December 23 The Gifts We Bring: Myrrh The Gifts We Bring Audio Video
December 24 The Gifts We Bring: All The Gifts We Bring Audio Video
December 30 In My Father's House   Audio Video