The weekend sermon has me approaching a common myth “Science and Christianity are not compatible.” The argument is a common fallacy among people living in modern first world countries. The “New Atheists” like Richard Dawkins have asserted that any belief in God means you have to throw out all reason and intellect.Read More
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Here is the Link to our First Podcast! We hope you enjopy it as much as we did making it!Read More
All weekend, I saw comments on social media about the white nationalist incident in Charlottesville and its tragic aftermath. Comment after comment rolled through the feed from friends who lean both left and right. Of course, all of them to one degree or another are denouncing the evil of racism and then proceeding to place blame on people with the opposite world view. For the few of you who care, I want to make a few observations.Read More
Here is a quick interview with one of our church planters Shawn Meyer of "The Gathering"
"Help lord for the godly are no more" What does it even mean to be godly?Read More
The Huffington Post recently ran a short article about fear. It featured a series of comics depicting common fears that children have alongside similar fears held by adults. Titled "Childhood Fears vs. Adult Fears," the cartoons illustrate the following pairs:
- Childhood fear: Doctors. Adult fear: Doctor's bills.
- Childhood fear: Bad dreams. Adult fear: Unfulfilled dreams.
- Childhood fear: Strangers. Adult fear: Crippling social anxiety.
- Childhood fear: Clowns. Adult fear: Clowns.
The article notes that though the fears of children are often discounted as irrational or silly by us "older" and "wiser" adults, they are not far off from our own fears. "They're proof that no matter how old we get, we're never alone in our fears," it says. In the end, however, it would seem that there is a line of logic that explains why the most common fears among adults are often as irrational as those of children: everyone has a fear of the unknown. There will always be uncertainty about jobs, relationships, finances, health, and any number of other daily concerns that can bring down even the most spirited people.
Is there a way avoid the downward spiral that anxiety brings? In a world as chaotic as this one, you definitely can't replace uncertainty with certainty. You can, however, fight against it with hope.Read More