Current Series

What God Hates

God hates all that damages, deforms, and divides humanity. God longs for us to flourish in healthy communities. The seven things God hates described in Proverbs 6:16-19 contribute to breaking down the peaceful and healthy relationships in which God intends us to live. God is committed to wholeness in our relationships and thus is implacably opposed to socially destructive human failings and sins.

What If...?

The message of Jesus depends on the Resurrection. How would our lives be different if it had never happened?

Palm Sunday

The church is a hospital for sinners and sufferers, a place for imperfect people. It is the imperfect people who join in the procession shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

Keys to the Kingdom

One of Jesus' favorite teaching methods was the parable, and parables in Matthew address a favorite subject, the Kingdom. Over the centuries his parables have been subject to extremes of interpretation, both overly allegorical and overly simplistic. In reality Jesus used parables to both reveal and conceal important information, depending on who was listening.

God Smiling

Even our anger and complaining may make God smile with patience because he knows what he has for his faithful people, which is here and still to come.

Words We Avoid

There are many words or concepts key to Christian faith that we don't like to talk about much. This short series examines three of them.

The Advent Conspiracy

Many of us dread this time of year because it has stopped being about what it should be about, focusing instead on greed and materialism. This series connects to the Advent Conspiracy movement (, which seeks to restore the meaning of Christmas.

The Christian Atheist

This series is based on Craig Groeschel's book, "The Christian Atheist," which addresses the disconnect between our belief in Jesus and the way we live our lives. What are talking about for the next month is not a bunch of rules about how to live your life. God is interested in how you live your life because he's really after your heart.

The Great Ends of the Church

In 1910 the Presbyterian Church adopted six purposes called "The Great Ends [Purposes] of the Church." For six weeks we will look at these purposes, which continue to spell out what we should be doing as a church:

- the proclamation of the gospel for the salvation of humankind;

- the shelter, nurture, and spiritual fellowship of the children of God;

- the maintenance of divine worship;

- the preservation of the truth;

- the promotion of social righteousness;

- the exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the world.

- Book of Order F-1.0304

Give Me a Break

A look at the problem of spiritual fatigue as well as physical fatigue, and our need to let Jesus do the heavy lifting instead of taking his role, and the weight of the world, ourselves.

Philippians: The Joy Book

Happiness is not the same as joy happiness is fleeting and depends on circumstances. The Bible does not promise happiness, it promises joy, which comes from God, not circumstances. Joy is characterized by deep gratitude for who God is and what he has done, and it transcends pain or grief or other suffering.