We are experiencing a national epidemic of rudeness, a symptom of our social polarization that is rooted in our fractured soul. Pastor Roger Barkley explores the extent of this issue, including some interesting studies that reveal the amount of emotional … Continue reading
Pastor Roger Barkley introduces the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper in a strikingly new way. Exploring the “Bread of Life” chapter in the Gospel of John, Roger shows how looking at the meaning of few Greek words changes the meaning … Continue reading →
Michael Barrett explores three important themes of Jesus that are taught in Mark 6:30-34; 53-56: renewal, compassion and actions that reflect the values of Jesus.
Nearly everyone wants to be compassionate, but what does that really look like in our everyday life? Pastor Roger Barkley explores Jesus’ encounter with the two blind men in Jericho and discovers four concrete steps we can all take to … Continue reading →
What do the stories of Jairus’ daughter and the hemorrhaging woman teach us about how to live as a Christian? Pastor Roger Barkley gives context and fresh insights to these traditional accounts of Jesus’ healings.
Jesus’ parables are not so much to be understood (like morality lessons) as to be lived with. They are like mental time bombs that tick, tick, tick and then explode with surprising (even disturbing) new insights about the Kingdom of God. … Continue reading →
Pastor Roger Barkley explores why the opening verse of Mark’s gospel was so offensive to the Roman powers. He also looks at how Jesus redefines family, and why “blaspheme of the Holy Spirit” may be something quite different than you’d imagined. … Continue reading →
Pastor Roger Barkley follows Jesus’ conflict with the Pharisees over Sabbath activities to conclude that biblical literalism can lead both conservative and progressive Christians to miss the point of Jesus’ teachings and actions: we become like the Pharisees who frustrated … Continue reading →
Pastor Roger Barkley concludes the series on finding God’s goodness in our lives by warning about three counterfeit gods that can lead us off track.
We see God when our life feels blessed, but where is God when life “goes south”? Pastor Roger Barkley explores how to find God as we pass through the inevitable valleys of our life journey.