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What is Pentecost For?

Acts 2 I’ve got to be honest with all of you this morning. I love Pentecost. But it has never felt less like Pentecost to me. And I have never…

Encouragement for Inmates

As Christians we believe that Christ died on Good Friday, rose on Easter and ascended into heaven. We also believe that on Pentecost his spirit descended on his early followers…

Big Questions: Love

1 John 3 and 4 Love is a funny word. The way that we love soccer and brownies and puppies is different from the way we love our mothers, which…

Big Questions: Eternal Life

John 17:1-3 The Bible is messy. One of my favorite Christian writers Richard Beck says that trying to create a clean systematic theology out of what we read in the…

Big Questions: Resurrection

1 Corinthians 15 For the past couple weeks we have been tackling some of the big questions of our faith. Theology explains God, the world, and ourselves. Anytime our ideas…

Big Questions: Death

Romans 6, Galatians 2, 2 Corinthians 7 As of yesterday afternoon 202,501 people have died of COVID-19 around the world. 340,000 people have committed suicide this year. 533,000 people have…

Big Questions: Sin

Genesis 3, Romans 7 & 8 Since Christmas we have been journeying together through the gospel of Mark. Last week on Easter Sunday we pretty much wrapped up Mark’s version…