Freedom is the most deeply held American value and perhaps one of the last moral absolutes in the West. Unquestionably, individual freedom has done incalculable good in our society, leading the way for civil rights among minorities and women. But does the modern view of freedom as a completely independent, autonomous individual truly bring human flourishing? Join us this Independence Day to hear what Jesus and the Bible says about our personal independence.
Hot Takes From A Biblical Worldview: Freedom
July 4, 2021
Hot Takes From A Biblical Worldview: Media
Genesis 11:1-9; Acts 2:1-12 • July 25, 2021
It’s not a stretch to say that social media has completely transformed how we interact with one another. Platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok are among the fastest growing forms of how we communicate. However, what started as a fun way to reconnect with old classmates, share vacation photos, check out the latest memes and watch funny cat videos, has now become a political and ideological football that regularly gets spiked in the face of others. It’s not so much the disagreements that social media content often creates, rather it’s the impersonal, dehumanizing, shoot-from-a-distance platform that has made sharing meaningful content practically impossible. What was originally intended to bring us together seems to just perpetuate fear, frustration, conspiracy theories and confusion. As Christians living in an ever-increasing secular world, how do we form a Biblical worldview when it comes to social media? Join us this Sunday to start the discussion.
Hot Takes From A Biblical Worldview: Family
Mark 3:20-21, 31-35 • July 18, 2021
“Family” can be a touchy word. We all have different backgrounds, different experiences, and different perspectives. Regardless of our differing stories, however, there is a common question that we’ve all asked in one form or another. We all want to know: Who are my people? We all long for an answer, and this week Jesus asks this very question, showing us that the answer in His Kingdom is very different than the answer we typically receive in our world.
Hot Takes From A Biblical Worldview: Power
John 19:4-16 • July 11, 2021
How do you view power? Is power good, bad or is it morally neutral? Should we seek power? What has been your experience with “people of power?” Although many of us are skeptical of people in positions of power, don’t all of us have some kind of power? The baby who wakes the sleeping parent in the middle of the night has power. The celebrity athlete has physical power, but he or she also has a level of social power and cultural influence. We live in a world that is full of power structures and power plays. How does God call us to wield the power we have been given? Join us this Sunday as we explore the role of power in our lives and what the Bible has to say about it.