This week at Icon, Pastor Justin continued in our Confronting Genesis series by looking at the story of Cain and Abel in Genesis 4. We used that story as a jumping off point for a larger conversation about Judgment and Hell. While certainly not anyone's favorite subject, it is a necessary warning that we need to hear and an opportunity to talk about the saving work of Christ. For more information, visit iconchurch.org.
This week’s message picked up where last week’s left off. Last week we talked about the nature and cause of evil and suffering. This week, Pastor Justin laid out a plan for enduring suffering as a Christian. God has given us tools to thrive, even in the midst of great pain and suffering. For more information, visit iconchurch.org.
This week's message explored the question, "why do bad things happen to good people?" In it, Pastor Justin encouraged people to think hard about what the real questions are. Do we really struggle with the idea as an idea or have we experienced personal pain that is actually the source of our discomfort? Second, we looked at Genesis 3 to see how the pattern of sin began and has been perpetuated for generations, constructing the broken world we see around us. For more information, visit...
This week's sermon covered the topic of human sexuality. What is God's vision for our sexuality and how does it challenge or affirm the prevailing wisdom of the cultures we live in? We discuss this and more in week seven of our series Confronting Genesis. Find more information about Icon Church at iconchurch.org.
This week we continued in our 'Confronting Genesis' series by looking at the topic of gender. The last several years have seen a significant shift in the way our culture thinks about gender. In light of this, how should Christians think about topics like transgenderism and gender fluidity? Listen to this week’s sermon to find out. Find more information about Icon at iconchurch.org.
For many in our culture, “rest” is a four letter word. When we do allow ourselves to rest, it quickly turns into a self-absorbed pampering session. God’s vision for rest is neither self-absorbed nor a suggestion for the weak. Justin Anderson explores Genesis 2 to distinguish the kind of rest God commands of us and why it is so necessary. Find more information about Icon Church at iconchurch.org.
Are you working for the weekend? Just trying to make a buck? Or are you a workaholic, driven to take over the world? Whichever way, you're doing it wrong. The Bible has a really clear and meaningful vision for our work – in this episode Justin Anderson teaches on God's first command he gives to human. Find more information about Icon Church at iconchurch.org.
Why should we fight for human rights? Can inherent human dignity exist apart from being made in the Image of God? Justin Anderson teaches on how the Bible provides a framework for human dignity, the call to fight for those without what we call human rights, and what makes Christianity so morally and naturally countercultural. Find more information about Icon Church at iconchurch.org.
Christianity and science are mutually exclusive, right? In this teaching, Justin Anderson explores the relationship between Christianity and science, arguing that Christianity and science both support one another and that they need each other. Find more information about Icon Church at iconchurch.org.
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In Icon Church's first Intersect event centered around faith and culture, we hear from Rebecca McLaughlin, author of Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World's Largest Religion, on the complexity of the common question, “aren't we better off without religion?”. Rebecca McLaughlin holds a PhD in renaissance literature from Cambridge University and a theology degree from Oak Hill College. Following her lecture, Dr....