Long Division Part 2

Violence is pervasive. It seems to saturate everything from our new cycles to our entertainment. From Cain to our current climate, mankind has done a lot a man-killing. Humanity- by most measures- acts inhumanely. How do we fix it? Matthew 5:38-48 offers up Jesus’s principles that replace retaliation with reconciliation and teach us to find […]

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Long Division

We live in a divided climate. But our world’s lack of peace and unity is not a new issue. It’s an issue humanity has had since Genesis that has only been exacerbated by man’s repeated attempts to solve it “man to man” or from the social construct of “us vs. them.” The story of Cain […]

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Your Cell Your Soul Part 8

Chances are that if this page of podcasts took more than a couple second to upload, you hit the refresh button. That’s the template Google operates from- aiming to load a page in a half second, knowing people will abandon a site or refresh it if it takes more than two seconds to load. In […]

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Your Cell Your Soul Part 7

Rage is contagious. Statistics show that fear, panic, and the ensuing rage captures the best ratings on TV, and it captures the most like and shares on Facebook. There’s only one problem for the believer- none of those qualities are Biblical. So how do we keep our wits about us and hope at our core […]

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In Memoriam

It was with heavy hearts today that we mourned the loss of one of the pillars of our church family, Denise Thomasson. We talk often of community analogous to Redwood trees, whose roots don’t go deep into the earth but they spread wide, fusing and connecting with the roots of the trees around them. Denise […]

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Your Cell Your Soul Part 6

Our phones are technological wonders. The phone I use and pull from my pocket has 30,000 times the processing power than the 70 pound on-board navigational computer that got Apollo 11 to the moon! Yet amidst the flood of technological wonders we experience daily, have we lost our wonder? Do we still give ourselves room to […]

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Your Cell Your Soul Part 5

Our culture celebrates life done at a breakneck pace. Full calendars, multitasking, and hyper-connectivity are deified in our culture while regular rest is demonized. But as our culture devalues rest and unplugging, stats show it has evolved into a burnout culture. And the chorus of the culture is often “how did I get here?” While […]

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Your Cell Your Soul Part 4

Facebook recently eclipsed 2 BILLION users for the first time. We are more connected than ever before. So why are we by many measures as lonely as ever? In a world where screen to screen interaction far outpaces our face to face interaction, are we losing the ability to connect heart to heart? The Christian […]

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Your Cell Your Soul Part 3

The average output of emails and text through our devices daily comes to 3.6 trillion words. Smart devices aside, we spend- on average- 1/5 of our life talking! Jesus’s claim that we will one day give an account for every idle word is an incredibly significant one, especially in an era where we send and […]

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Your Cell Your Soul Part 2

Situational awareness. It’s not just for the military, policemen, or specially trained agents like Jason Bourne. As a matter of fact, it’s downright Biblical. As followers of Christ we’re called to be situationally aware. But often our situational awareness gets traded for the 12 or so square inches of screen on our smartphone- so much […]

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