Following Jesus Day 3

Jesus concerned himself with big issues, with big problems, with big ideas, right? After all, this is God come down in flesh. This is God’s best shot at straightening us out, right? The world isn’t going to save itself, is it? “Turning Water into...

Following Jesus Day 1

“Christ in the House of Simon the Pharisee” vers 1656. Philippe de Champaigne. Lets begin at the beginning. The first Gospel (Matthew) and the first chapter: read Matthew 1.1-17. Yes, it’s a genealogy. “This person was the father of this...

Contentment and Happiness?

This is a thought-provoking article by Mark Sisson. Read it and the linked article from The Atlantic. Good morning, everybody. There was a good article in The Atlantic recently. You might have seen it. Apparently, as the average American home is getting larger and...

New Study: Good Religion?

Our culture is trending away from religion–organized religion any way. Can you blame them? According to surveys, the fastest growing religious category in America is “none”. But wait, is there something we are missing? Could it be that religion is...
A Simple Test

A Simple Test

In Matthew 12.46-50, we find the story of Jesus’ family coming to visit him. Apparently Jesus was in a house speaking to a crowd of people. Someone called to him, “Look, your mother and your brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.”...

Is Christianity about rules?

Last Sunday, our theme was “Killjoy God”. The premise was that some people’s obstacle to faith is that Christianity has too many rules–that God doesn’t want us to have fun or enjoy our lives. This is part of our “I Want to Believe,...