For many people who grew up in the church or who had some familiarity with Christianity, there is an expectation that life with Jesus will be relatively free from the sorrow and suffering of this world. But then when it comes (and it always comes) we panic and wonder where God is. Can we have a more robust theology that prepares us for pain?
Have you ever felt like no matter what you do you’ll still be seen as the bad guy? Ever feel exhausted by having to explain or defend yourself, even to your closest friends? Yeah, you’re not alone. In fact, even Jesus can relate. So how did he handle it? Listen in as Pastor Colby unpacks Matthew 11:1-6, 16-1
Kicking off a new series called "LIBERATE: What Makes the Good News Good?", Colby shares his journey of awareness around issues of privilege. He discovered that not everyone asks the same sorts of questions about Jesus and the Gospel, and it led him to a more expansive view of God and the world. Join us for this new series as we unpack issues and themes around Liberation Theology.
Genesis 16 and 21 record two stories of how the Ishmaelites came to be. But what’s interesting in these stories is how the characters relate to one another. In this message, Pastor Colby draws on insights from Quantum Physics, the Cross, and Wonder Woman to show how we can better learn to love ourselves and love one another.
If there wasn't a cross or a resurrection, would you choose to follow Jesus? Apparently many people did just that. In this message from our brother Mathew Mitchell, we look at what Jesus asked his followers to do and consider why they were willing to do it. Perhaps they had an experience that is still accessible to us today.
The Trinity... three in one... Father, Son, Holy Spirit... Just what IS the Trinity all about, anyway? It’s a mystery that the church has been wrestling with (and sadly, fighting over) for nearly 2000 years. In this message, Pastor Colby explains just why the Trinity is so important, but spoiler alert: it’s not for the reasons you might suppose.
Isaac Archuleta, MA, LPC, examines the ways we try our best to be perfect performers in our relationships with others and with God. But these performances trap us from our truest form of authenticity. Isaac shows us how God-given authenticity can set our relationships on a new path.
If you could reverse engineer some of your most healthy relationships, one of the things you might find is the existence of a non-anxious presence. In this sermon, Colby suggests that Love Looks Like Relaxing. Which is to say, having an open handed and open hearted posture toward the people in your life is one way to help your relationships thrive.
Pastor Colby continues our series on relationships with this personal account of how “Love Looks Like Showing Up.” So often, when the going gets tough, we just want to get going. But if we want our relationships to find wholeness and to flourish, then we have to make sure that we are Showing Up.
In relationships, love looks like mothering... but not in the way you might think. Tune in as Pastor Kate pulls back the veil on how gender has been distorted in our world, and challenges us all to embrace "mothering" as a path toward healing and restoration.
Jessica speaks about what it means to have an open or closed heart in relationship with ourselves with god and others. And how living with closed heart keeps us separate from the thing we actually long for, which is love and connection.
Want to know how you can move your relationships toward greater health and connectedness? Become their champion. Want to know what that means? Listen to this message.
Pastor Kate introduces a new series on relationship in which we’re invited to think about our relationship to God, self, and others. What does love look like in these relationships? Is love selfless in relationship?
It’s Easter Sunday, and in this message Pastor Colby invites you to experience the ways in which resurrection can speak a transformative word in to whatever fears you may currently be facing.
Wrapping up our Lenten series and our exploration of the Enneagram, we unpack the Sevens (the Enthusiast) and offer some general wrap up thoughts.