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...]

New Podcast Episode: “The Death of Hope & the Hope of Death”

This message was based on the lectionary texts from this past week… and a few others. The primary texts… Key Texts: John 14.2ff, Acts 7.55-60 Support Texts: 1 Peter 1.4, 1 Thess. 4.16-17, Philippians 3:20-21, Daniel 7 We discussed the “many rooms” imagery and then evoked various passages that have been used to say that [Read More...]

Sermon Prep: a couple hours, half the work week, or more?

Editor’s Note: If you are reading this, you are probably interested in preaching. As such, I hope I can simply point you towards our great NT Wright Logos book giveaway (we are giving away a collection of 36 books!). Enter here! ——————————————————– It’s always interesting to hear about various pastor’s methods for sermon preparation. Two [Read More...]


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