Follow: Next Steps

May 20, 2018

Religion says, Change and you can join us. Jesus says, Join us and you will change. There's a huge difference. Jesus doesn't expect you to be perfect. He just wants you to follow him. Being a sinner doesn't disqualify you from following him. Being an unbeliever doesn't disqualify you from following him. In fact, following almost always begins with taking one small step.


Follow: Jesus Says

May 13, 2018

Jesus says to pray. Jesus says not to look over there. Jesus says to be nice. Jesus says to get up early and read your Bible. Lots of people think Christianity is all about doing what Jesus says. But what if doing what Jesus says isn't what Jesus says to do at all? Regardless of what you believe. Regardless of how you behave. Jesus invites you to follow him.


David: When Dreams Can’t Come True

May 9, 2018

Plans are great. Reality is greater. Reality wins. Things don’t always go as planned. Some dreams don’t come true. So what do you do when you discover your dream can’t come true?


David: The Great King

April 29, 2018

Few things are as repulsive as a leader, parent, boss, or politician who leverages influence for his or her benefit to the neglect of those he or she is responsible for. Few things are as inspiring as a leader who says no to himself or herself in order to say yes to those for whom he or she is responsible. So how can we lead well when authority is placed in our hands?


David: The Abigail Way

April 22, 2018

The way of God isn't appealing when we have been wronged by someone else. Our natural urge is to try to get even. We want to wrong the people who wrong us as a way of getting payback. That seems just. It seems fair. But does it solve anything? Maybe there’s a better way.


David: Killer Giants

April 15, 2018

The way of God is most unappealing when we are angry, isolated, or afraid. That’s when we consider things we would never otherwise consider. It's when we feel compelled to do something . . . anything. But maybe there's a better way.


David: Reluctant Hero

April 8, 2018

David went from humble shepherd to national hero to great king. But he wasn't great because of his reputation or military prowess. He was great because of where he'd learned to place his hope.


Easter 2018

April 1, 2018

Walked away from church? Walked away from Jesus? You're not alone. After the crucifixion, everyone walked away. So, what happened?


Brand New: Redefining Terms

March 25, 2018

Don't like the church? Is that your fault or the church's?


Brand New: What Love Requires

March 18, 2018

Want to know the one thing Jesus said you can’t avoid with loopholes, shortcuts, or workarounds?