Summer of Love: 1 John 2:3-11

Summer of Love: 1 John 2:3-11

One of the main things that have divided churches for hundreds of years is the subject of “change.” Many things play into this sort of division such as what is actually changing, the pace of the change, who is on either side of the change, and so on. Usually, it comes...
Summer of Love: 1 John 1:5–2:2

Summer of Love: 1 John 1:5–2:2

Last week we started off our summer trip through 1 John with John’s marvelous introduction to his first letter which proclaims that all have access to “fellowship” with God through Jesus with one another. It’s a beautiful thing and one that certainly shouldn’t be...
Summer of Love: 1 John 1:1-4

Summer of Love: 1 John 1:1-4

I often get asked where to start when reading the Bible for the first time, or even just what I’m reading in the Bible, personally, as of late. Of course, if someone is asking where to start I usually direct them to one of the Gospels so they can read about Jesus’...
Becoming A Part of the Solution

Becoming A Part of the Solution

It is no secret that religion is one of the main forces dividing us not only as a culture but also as human beings throughout the world today. Some of the most terrible acts of terror, genocide, even wars themselves have been committed or pursued on religious grounds...
Jesus, Islam and Ramadan

Jesus, Islam and Ramadan

Perhaps this isn’t on your radar, but last week began the yearly observance of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. If you aren’t familiar, Ramadan is a month-long time of fasting from sunrise to sunset to honor the prophet Mohammed and commemorate the time that he...
Being A Christian In Public

Being A Christian In Public

How to express or endorse your faith in public is one of the hardest things to do as a follower of Jesus in the 21st Century. It has always been that way, but given how connected we are as a culture and how globalized we are as a society, it just seems to be amplified...

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