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.
In our rush toward Christmas, do we really reflect on the meaning of love? Michael Barrett brings Advent “love” to life in this Advent sermon
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 →
Is Christian hope just about a perfect life to come in heaven? Where’s God when things go bad? Pastor Roger Barkley explore the Biblical meaning of hope that the Apostle Paul shares in Romans 8.
What’s up with Jesus’ talk about separating the sheep from goats, and blessing some people and condemning others? Michael Barrett explores Matthew 25:31-46, a passage that should bother and challenge all Christians.
Pastor Roger Barkley introduces our special yearly Thanksgiving service with an incredible story of a man surviving a gang attack and discovering the gratitude of just being alive.
Pastor Roger Barkley explores Jesus’ teaching about the prudent and foolish bridesmaids and what that parable has to do with the End Times.