Learning to Boast Only in the Cross

June 11, 2017

5 Things to Consider: 1. Judge Not 2. Be Gracious and Humble 3. Do Not Compromise 4. Do Not Fear 5. Practice Empathy ---- 4 Practical Applications: 1. Make sure you have your allegiances in order. 2. Write a letter. 3. Do not give into the easy choice of cynicism. 4. Find a person who has a different political perspective than you and listen to them, break break, pray together.

Stand Firm and Resist Your Adversary

June 4, 2017

Power and Posture Among God's People

May 28, 2017

Suffering the Way God Wills

May 21, 2017

Getting Ready for the Fire

May 14, 2017

Are You Prepared to Make a Defense?

April 30, 2017

Strangers in a Strange Land PM

April 23, 2017

Strangers in a Strange Land AM

April 23, 2017

The Good and Beautiful Life

April 16, 2017

The opening story is from Mark Sundeen’s The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today’s America. Peter De Vries is the author of The Blood of the Lamb. The retelling of De Vries’ story is from Richard John Neuhaus’s "Death on a Friday Afternoon." “Revelation” can be found in the Complete Stories of Flannery O’Connor, and the story about Americo is from a Cru publication, 'Worldwide Challenge.'

Chosen by God, Royal Priest, Precious Possession?

April 9, 2017

The details on the distinctiveness of the early Christian movement can be found in Larry Hurtado’s Destroyer of the Gods.  The Michael Green quote and line about Hosea’s story ending were from Tim Keller, and the story about Karl Barth is from Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion.

To Crave and To Love

April 2, 2017

Reclaiming Holiness

March 26, 2017 • 1 Peter 1:13-25

*The Wendell Berry quote is from his book 'Blessed are the Peacemakers.' The story about Vaclav Havel is from Rod Dreher’s book, 'The Benedictine Option.'

A Burning Hope

March 19, 2017 • 1 Peter 1:3-9

*The definition of hope was adapted from Dostoevsky’s novel 'The Brothers’ Karamazov.' The story of Sarah Smith is from C.S. Lewis’s book, 'The Great Divorce.'

Resident Aliens

March 12, 2017 • 1 Peter 1:1-2

*The statistics about the Post-Christian west and summary of its defining characteristics are from 'Everyday Church' by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis. The story from Skye Jethani about the cellist of Sarajevo was from Jon Tyson’s book, 'Creative Minority,' which was also quoted in the sermon.