Who Needs CHRISTmas?
Don't Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater
What is your basis for believing in God?
Who Needs CHRISTmas?: Part 2 • December 9, 2018 • Dan Kennedy
Should we really believe something because the Bible told us so? Before the writings of the Old and New Testaments were combined into what we call the Bible, conversations about Jesus centered on an event—not a book. What is the basis of our faith?
Which god don’t you believe in?
Who Needs CHRISTmas?: Part 3 • December 16, 2018 • Pastor Joe
Tell me about the god you don’t believe in. Perhaps I don’t believe in that god either. All of us don’t believe in some gods. Therefore, all of us are atheists in some way. Maybe we need to discuss the unknown god and we’ll find ourselves connecting much better.
How do you know God?
Who Needs CHRISTmas?: Part 4 • December 23, 2018 • Pastor Joe
Have you ever heard someone described why they stopped believing in God? Could you hear their failed expectations? Wouldn’t we do well to evaluate our expectations of God as much as we evaluate God’s failure to meet them? What should we expect?
Who Needs CHRISTmas? I do.
Who Needs CHRISTmas?: Part 5 • December 30, 2018 • Pastor Joe
I like to think I’m in control. I like to call the shots. When I lose control, I feel powerless and even afraid. Therefore, depending on others is not what I want—and that includes God. But my picture of the freedom of autonomy is an illusion.
Can you believe in a good God in an evil world?
Who Needs CHRISTmas?: Part 6 • January 6, 2019 • Pastor Joe
If anyone had reason to question God because of injustice, it was Jesus. But there is the rub: when you see evil, you assume goodness. And when you see Jesus, you see the crux of the matter when talking about good and evil in our world.