Rest Amidst the Chaos

2020 What a year huh? No doubt this will be a year for the history books. The medical, financial, and psychological implications of the COVID-19 pandemic will be far reaching. The important conversations about racism should be positive for our nation. But without the proper foundation they’re just as likely to suck us deeper into... Continue Reading →

After Justice Comes Peace

“Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”Amos 5:24 The result of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quiet confidence forever. Isaiah 32:17 There have been cries for justice all over the place this past week. Justice to be served for wrongful killings by police, justice to... Continue Reading →

Coping with Broken Cisterns

Failed Coping Mechanisms When we're confronted with our own insanity we tend to play the blame game right? Blame it on COVID-19, cabin fever, my spouse, my kids, my church, my government. All this is a diversion to avoid the painful reality that often our own idols make us crazy. All the things we task... Continue Reading →

Wishing Our Mundane Lives Away

This article is about embracing the present. Pastor Ryan wrote an article helping us think about preparing for the future here... I recently took a personality test in a moment of weakness and I saved one of the quotes because it was so funny and true. "Your natural good humor may deteriorate into sarcasm or... Continue Reading →

Good Friday and Easter Resources

Here are a few resources to help you prepare for Good Friday and Easter. Good Friday First, CLICK HERE for our Good Friday Worship Guide! It contains lyrics, scripture readings, and questions to guide your prayers. We will be following this during the service, but it's also a great resource to prepare your hearts for... Continue Reading →

Living With Fear Part 3: Surrender

Part 1 HEREPart 2 HERE Is There Anything Good in Fear? We are interesting creatures. The habits we often cultivate in our lives drive us nuts and lead to burnout, yet somehow they're also comfortable because they're familiar. We don't know of any other way to act or live unless we are shown another way.... Continue Reading →

The Last Liturgy Standing

All the American rhythms of life we're used to are now drastically different or gone altogether for the time being. The sports cycle, the news cycle, the shopping cycle, not least the daily 9-5 cycle. All of these rhythms are habit forming, and thus soul-forming rituals (read about how habits shape identity here). Our calendars... Continue Reading →

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