Advent calls us to prepare for Jesus’ second coming while we remember his first arrival as a baby. Yet we lose the meaning in our pursuit of the “perfect Christmas.” Amanda calls us back through the story of Joseph.
Emily, the great US poet, took steps towards Jesus and away from Christ her whole life. Yet she’s remembered as the one of the greatest religious thinkers of her time. Brandon explores her life and the connection with the father who pleaded with Jesus “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”
Frederick Douglass lived in 19th century America, born a slave with a drive to be free that saw him greatly impact the nation. Yet his experience with Christians filled him with bitterness. Douglass challenged the church just as Jesus challenged the religious leaders of his day to face their hypocrisy. Brandon explores the call to […]
Pascal was a genius, from mathematics to theology, inventing mass transportation to the modern-day syringe. Yet his faith in Jesus meant the most to him. Andy explores Pascal’s life and its impact for us today.
Teresa never hid her humanness, with God or with other people. She was brutally honest in prayer and that honesty allowed her to grow deeply in faith. Don explores Teresa’s life and the lessons we can learn to grow closer to Jesus today.
Some people live by the motto: look out for number one. Jesus challenges us to live differently, to give up our own way, and to care deeply for others. Brandon explores how God created each one of us to be defined by generosity, as individuals and as a community of faith
The prodigal son spent everything and more that came into his hand and ended up destitute on the street. Yet his father welcomed him back with open arms, running to him. Brandon explores the incredible grace and forgiveness of God and some steps we can take to avoid the financial mistakes the prodigal son made.
Everyone, at one point or another, fears death. Don explores Jesus’ hope-filled words that he is the resurrection and the life; everyone who believes in Christ, even though they die, they will yet live. Those words allow us to live lives unafraid today.
The number one fear of those under 50 is failure, whether at jobs or relationships or family or missed opportunities. Brandon explores the life of Moses and how God equips us to take healthy risks, to experience meaning and hope and life beyond anything we ever could have imagined.
Researchers talk about an epidemic of loneliness in the US and UK today. And the Internet, smartphones and television only make us more lonely. Brandon explores how God designed us for community with each other and a relationship with Christ to address our fear of loneliness.