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How Do I Handle Conflict?

How Do I Handle Conflict?

Let's face it. Conflict is HARD! But if we avoid it or handle it in unhealthy ways, we simply deepen the divide in our relationships and never grow in our faith. This past weekend, Justin opened up our "Around The Table" series by talking about handling conflict in a...

How Do I Handle Conflict?

Around The Table: A New Series About How We Relate To Another

You can have all the right answers, great theology, and be active in many capacities and in advancing the good in our world, but... If you don't know how to deal with the stuff of real life relationships in a healthy way, you're likely going to do as much harm than...

Colorblind No More

Colorblind No More

I don't see color. Maybe you've said it. You've suddenly been confronted with a conversation about race, and your natural instinct is to express your desire of being colorblind - a well-meaning expression that intends to downplay the differences between us. I've said...

On The Move: The Lyric Theatre And How You Can Help

On The Move: The Lyric Theatre And How You Can Help

We are on the move. If you missed last night's announcement, our Sunday gatherings are moving to the historic Lyric Theatre beginning December 3rd! And that's not the only change. We are moving the time of our services from 5:30pm to 11am! This is obviously a big...

Hope Can Cry

Hope Can Cry

"We are in a perpetual state of trauma." These were the words of an artist I follow on social media Monday morning as the news from Las Vegas began rolling in. I resonated with this statement. The last month has seen hurricanes, earthquakes, fires, floods, and now the...

This Is Not My Church

This Is Not My Church

There is a low hanging fog along the trail that hides the horizon. Judging by the parking lot, I'm the only one here today. I make my way don't the grassy path a ways, past the tree line and around the corner to the massive oak with the table underneath. I cannot see...

What Do You Need To Unlearn?

What Do You Need To Unlearn?

You've probably seen the signs and the spray-paint lettering around downtown: UNLEARN FEAR + HATE. The phrase comes from a poem called "Love Letter To The World" by local poet/activist Frank X. Walker. It's become a kind of rallying cry for communities in and around...

My Biggest Regret

My Biggest Regret

This past July marked 13 years in ministry for me. I led in many different capacities at multiple churches over these years, and I've learned a lot. Mostly the hard way. I've made countless mistakes. I've been arrogant, stubborn, doubting, and selfishly ambitious....

Hurricane Harvey: Lets Help!

Hurricane Harvey: Lets Help!

If you've watched the news, you've seen the destruction. And as the body of Christ, we are called to help. We've partnered with a church in Houston who is doing fantastic work already in the midst of the chaos. Here's a video to give you a heads up. [youtube...

Chain-breaking Dependence

Chain-breaking Dependence

When the disciples heard Jesus say "give us this day our daily bread," they were immediately reminded of an important time in Israel's story. The people of God had been miraculously brought out of slavery and freed from the reign of Egypt, a moment that culminating in...

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