Does prayer matter? If so, how? What does it mean to “pray without ceasing” in our real life? Pastor Roger Barkley shares scripture, experiences, and commonsense insights in this lesson on prayer.
How is a Christian supposed to navigate our polarized cultural and political landscape? What is “Identity Politics”, and how is it fueling our discord – both on the left and on the right? Pastor Roger Barkley tells the story of … Continue reading →
The heart of Jesus’ message if forgiveness … but what does that mean, and how do we do it? Pastor Roger Barkley shares a powerful story about a corrupt cop and black man wrongly accused of drug possession.
Pastor Roger Barkley continues our series on the UCC Statement of Faith, this week focusing on why Jesus created the church, and how the church both nurtures us and sends us into the world with Christ’s message.
Pastor Roger Barkley explores God intimate relationship with us through the Holy Spirit.
Pastor Roger continues the new year series about the UCC Statement of Faith. This week asks, Who Is This Jesus?
Pastor Roger Barkley speaks about how Progressive churches have been quick to assure everyone that they aren’t like “those Fundamentalist churches”, but have been slow to understand who they are. We have to be clear in our own understanding about how … Continue reading →
Pastor Roger Barkley shares about how our “should voices” close us to God’s presence. Starting with the scandal of the Nativity and continuing with the surprising genealogies of Jesus, Roger illustrates how God did unexpected things that were contrary to … Continue reading →
Could America’s favorite artist be a threat to our experience of joy? Roger Barkley facetiously explains how Rockwell’s work has to potential to be a joy-killer.
Pastor Roger Barkley explores Mark’s gospel’s call for Jesus’ followers to be peacemakers. We need to frankly face the hypocrisy of the Christian church that has tolerated sexual abuse from clergy and evangelical support for candidates like Roy Moore. Jae … Continue reading →