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Live like redwoods

When we lived in California, we visited the redwoods. What astonished us is that some of these trees started growing possibly when Jesus walked…

Living My Faith

Pray for leaders

You know the old saying about what drives the value of real estate, right? Location, location, location. Do you know what drives the growth…

Social Issues

Cancel culture

Cancel culture. A few years ago, I didn’t even know those words could be combined in a way that would make sense. Now, I…

Friends & Family

Be with him

There is nothing more important in relationships than spending time together. Too much time apart eventually dissolves closeness because relationships aren’t  frozen at the…

Prayer

The eternal value of prayer

Years ago I heard about a small church in Texas. Forty of its members fought in WWII. With the men of the congregation gone,…

Social Issues

God & Gender: In the Church (Part 2)

First Timothy chapter 2 is a chapter in the Bible many Christians wish was not written. The apostle Paul’s words seem patriarchal and downright impossible. No elaborate hairstyles? or expensive clothes? Women in church must be “quiet”? Really? Both parts of this message, which are based on 1 Corinthians, seek to faithfully explore Paul’s provocative words from 1 Timothy in context and the issue of men and women working together in the church.

Social Issues

God & Gender: In the Church (Part 1)

First Timothy chapter 2 is a chapter in the Bible many Christians wish was not written. The apostle Paul’s words seem patriarchal and downright impossible. No elaborate hairstyles? or expensive clothes? Women in church must be “quiet”? Really? Both parts of this message, which are based on 1 Corinthians, seek to faithfully explore Paul’s provocative words from 1 Timothy in context and the issue of men and women working together in the church.

Living My Faith

Fake News/Real Jesus: Turning the Church Upside Down

Jesus turns the church upside down . . . in order to keep the church right side up. In an age when greed, sin, secrecy, and scandal have driven people away from church, Jesus is passionate about protecting the places where his resurrection is proclaimed.

Life’s Challenges

Not safer at home

Not everyone is safer at home. In the U.S. more than 10 million people are victims of intimate partner physical violence each year—an average…

Living My Faith

What Is God Teaching Us Through COVID-19?

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week, as Pastor Mike helps us see what God is teaching us through the coronavirus.

Friends & Family

God & COVID-19: Appreciate Community

With the coronavirus, maybe God is teaching us about the power of a spiritual community.

Life’s Challenges

The Corona Survival Guide for Singles

Day 1 The Savior gets the single life The coronavirus has made being single very complicated. There are, as you may have seen on…