The Israel-Gaza Conflict has Names and Faces: Hearing Voices from Both Sides of the Wall

Over the past several weeks, my heart has grieved the violence taking place in Gaza. Hamas hurts the cause of all Palestinians when they shoot their homemade rockets over the wall at innocent civilians in Israel. And Israel perpetuates the desperation of groups like Hamas with their unjust policies, walls, and discrimination. Both sides of [Read More...]

Resources for Reading Revelation (without all the weird futuristic stuff)

This post is going to be short. As some readers may know, we will be starting an ongoing sermon through the book of Revelation at Pangea Communities in September. By ongoing… we are going to take it slow… and sometimes take breaks… but someday in the far distant future we will get through the whole [Read More...]

Inclusive: We Choose to Invite Everyone to the Party (sermon)

Yesterday we picked back up where we left off in our church’s summer teaching series (Pangea Communities). This series, Threads, is about our core values. Here they are: Peace – We choose to love our enemies. Justice – We choose to right wrongs with those at the margins. Hope – We choose to imagine the [Read More...]

Can You Lose Your Salvation? Competing Views from Mark Driscoll & Greg Boyd

In the past several weeks, much controversy has arisen over Mark Driscoll and the church he started in Seattle. Things have become so bad that even Acts 29 removed the pastor and church from their membership and encouraged him to resign and get help. Needless to say, Mark Driscoll is once again a polarizing figure [Read More...]


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