Floaties, High Dives, and Spiritual Questions: Is the Church a "Safe Place?"

photo © 2007 Paul Sapiano | more info (via: Wylio)   On the last day of school we had a pool party at a friend’s house celebrating our graduation from the fourth grade.  Of course, every one of my friends knew that I could not swim and so the teasing caught the ear of the [Read More...]

Jesus + Nothing = Everything

This is a statement that my lead pastor began a series through Galatians with.  It hits to the deepest part of my relationship with Jesus and my understanding of the Gospel.  Many of us try to make faith in Christ a Jesus ‘plus’ Gospel and create boundaries for entrance into the covenant community of faith.  [Read More...]

Dear Reader… Deconstructing Religion – Moving Beyond "in" & "out"

Dear Reader… Growing up, I was taught that there are certain ‘things’ that a person has to do to earn favor with God. Don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t watch certain movies… don’t! In other words, a large part of Christian discipleship was focused on the negation of ‘things’ rather than the freedom that comes from [Read More...]

Choosing To Trust in Times of Doubt: Sermon (Kurt)

Choosing To Trust in Times of Doubt: Sermon (Kurt) Here is a sermon that I gave this past weekend on the issue of doubt and trust.  It includes be falling off of the stage backwards Many of you have asked, so I thought I’d share this sermon with all of you! *PS – I make [Read More...]


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