John University

A journey through the Gospel of John

24_Follow Me (out of the boxes)

John 21 • June 10, 2018 • Chris Failla

How does Jesus deal with our categories of sacred/secular, ministry/workplace, radical/ordinary, etc? What does he show us in his summons to Peter in the last chapter of John?


John 21 Part 2 • June 3, 2018 • Chris Failla

How does Jesus meet us in our shame? How does he move us from disintegration to integration? And what triggers the Fear response on our spiritual journeys?

22_Grace and Abundance

John 21--Have you caught anything? • May 27, 2018 • Chris Failla

21_Coming of the Kingdom

Mother's Day--John 19 • May 13, 2018 • Chris Failla

A look at John 19, "Kingdom Theology" in John, the bankruptcy of the religious/political systems, all with a beautiful song at the end by Callie and Megan Gerbrandt!

20_Divine Restraint

John 18 • Chris Failla

19_Becoming a Judgmental Church

John 12 • April 15, 2018 • Chris Failla

And now is the judgment of the world--and that's a good thing! And now the Ruler of the world is cast out--who is that? And if I be lifted up, I will draw everyone to me...

18_Suffering and Joy

John 16 • April 8, 2018 • Johnny May


John 20 • April 1, 2018 • Chris Failla

We look at the story of Jesus' resurrection in John 20; some hidden treasures there that hint at what John thinks was going on, and how Jesus' resurrection speaks to three core needs of the human heart...


John 15 • March 18, 2018 • Chris Failla

What does abiding mean? What about the branches that are cut off? Why does obedience have such a bad connotation, and can it be redeemed?

14_The Holy Spirit's Favorite Thing

John 16 • August 9, 2015 • Chris Failla

13_The Way, the Truth, the Life

John 14 • March 11, 2018 • Chris Failla

12_Eat Me

A Communion Message • March 4, 2018 • Betsi Ashby

11_Lazarus: God's Wrath, Glory, and Grief

John 11 • November 9, 2014 • Chris Failla

A look at the charged, chaotic, and emotional story of Lazarus death that wasn't death


John 13 • October 22, 2017 • Chris Failla

What does Jesus show us about what God's power looks like?

09_The Thief and the Voices

John 10 • February 25, 2018 • Chris Failla

Jesus talks about reality, our thoughts, the dangers of religion, and Old Testament violence...(not in that order)