2014 Sermon Graphic Recap

Each year, our Lead Pastor, Brady Herbert, does a Sermon Recap where he revisits and reflects on his favorite/least favorite sermons/sermon series from that past year. I love reading his thoughts on each series he liked or maybe didn’t like -- it also brings out a little nostalgia in me from the past year. A lot can happen over the course of a year. In 2014 there were 52 different sermons ...

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Creative Christians

There has been a surge of articles (this one in particular has gotten a lot of attention) written lately based upon drastic statistics of people (mainly people 18-29 years old, aka The Millenial generation) leaving the church in droves. Notice I didn’t say the capital “C” Church, but leaving the LOCAL church. In the article mentioned above, Rachel Held Evans says, “Time and again, the assumption among Christian leaders, and evangelical ...

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The Scandal of the Particular

“Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.” Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father?’” (John 14:8–10 NIV) One thought about Advent (which in part is the celebration of the incarnation) that has been lost on many ...

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