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.
Roger Barkley explores the surprising context of Matthew 25:1-13 and why Jesus called those Pharisees hypocrites. He then applies those insights to our own lives and into the ideals of our country. …. Simultaneously Saints and Sinners November 5, 2017 … Continue reading →
Michael Barrett reflects on the meaning of re-formation of our person, society, and church. Considering the “Greatest Commandment” of Jesus, Michael explores the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
Do rich people behave differently than the rest of us? What did Jesus really mean when he famously said, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and give to God what is Gods”? Pastor Roger Barkley explores this critically important passage … Continue reading →