Amanda celebrates Easter with stories of finding the will to fight after it seems all hope is lost.
Amanda wraps up our Lenten sermon series with a quick recap of the series, and then asking the question "what if salvation isn't what we expect... and what if we're wrong?" The video attached was shown between the end of Amanda's talk and her closing prayer, so if you'd like to to recreate that, pause the audio when she begins her prayer and watch the video attached, then finish the audio.
Amanda continues our sermon series on sin, salvation, and other big scary topics by asking the question "What if salvation isn't just about the afterlife, but about this life?"
We've heard a lot of you say that you would love follow up reading for the Saved? series. So here's a beginning list. We will add books to it as we think of others. If you have questions about these or other books, email Adam at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Original Blessing by Danielle Shroyer
- The Last Word and the Word After That by Brian McLaren
- A Generous Orthodoxy by Brian McLaren
- How Jesus Saves the World from Us by Morgan Guyton
- Surprised by Hope. by N.T. Wright
- Gods Dream by Desmond Tutu (children's book that is wonderful for all ages)
- Salvation Means Creation Healed by Howard Snyder
- Love Wins by Rob Bell
- Insurrection by Peter Rollins
March 26th, 2017
Amanda continues our Lenten series "Saved?" by challenging the temptation to jump over Jesus' life to his death when talking about salvation. What if Jesus' way of life, what he taught and how he lived, is a vital part of what salvation means?
March 19, 2017
Our Associate Minister, Adam continues the Saved? Sermon series with reflections on the crucifixion of Jesus and offers ways to wrestle with and understand the concept of Atonement. We're trying out a video podcast of the sermon so that you can view the slideshow that is used on Sunday mornings. Let us know if you like it and we can continue to offer it!
The opening video for our sermon on 'sin' during the Lenten sermon series: Saved?
March 12, 2017
Amanda continues our Lenten series on salvation, sin, and other big scary topics. Today she tackles questions around sin. Is it a "thing"? Is it actions we do? Both? Where did it come from? How big of a problem is it really? Buckle up, it's quite a challenging topic but we think we open the door for really important, life giving questions.
March 5th, 2017
Amanda starts off our Lenten series: Saved? with a discussion of where to even start the discussion.
Saved? will focus on the challenging but vital topics such as salvation, sin, and other scary topics. We promise, as hard as this may be, stick with us... this ends well.
February 26, 2017
Amanda wraps up our Rulebreakers sermon series by asking the question "If legalism, social norms, and civil law all fall short... what then are the rules we should look to as we follow Jesus?" Don't miss this powerful message.
note: we did not capture Adam's segment at the very end due to recording limitations. The synopsis of his segment is that he has chosen to do a vegetarian diet this Lenten season in response to a sense that his struggle with food and eating has hindered his relationship with God because it causes him to struggle with self-hatred.
February 19, 2017
Amanda considers the challenging question "When, if ever, is it ok to break the law in the name of following Jesus?" This is a challenging question and this message will certainly challenge you to dig deeper. Check out our Facebook page this week where we will be posting more resources for continued reading and discernment.
February 12, 2017
Wrapping up our January And Then campaign and sermon series, Amanda delivers a powerful message of the transformation that comes from choosing genersotiy. This is one you shouldn't miss.
January 22, 2017