Giving up Hell for a Year: How it could revolutionize our relationships

Hell is real, in some form or another. Hell on earth is something every human being agrees exists. War tears families apart. Disease kills parents and leaves behind orphans. Famine neglects to feed the most vulnerable. Consumerism by the privileged fuels the ramifications of all of these things. Hell on earth–this is real. Hell as a [Read More...]

Revelation #1: Anabaptist Apocalyptic Fever, a Fresh Word, and Exile

Yesterday at Pangea Communities we began the LONG journey preaching through the book of Revelation. I spend some time in this first talk wrestling with apocalyptic fanaticism in my own tradition of Anabaptism. In the 1530′s a group of so-called Anabaptists in Münster decided that the New Jerusalem would be located there. So, by all means [Read More...]

God’s Story, Our Story & the Ancient Church: The Christian Life is Like Shakespeare

Last night we continued in our series at Pangea Communities called Threads. This is a look at our core values as a church and how when we weave them together, they produce what Paul calls “a tapestry of love.” [PODCAST] The value we covered in our latest worship gathering is STORY–We choose to live into [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...]


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