In this message, Emma Reynolds tells a story of infidelity and betrayal in order to help us answer the question, "How can I forgive my enemy?" This is an honest and inspiring testimony that will change your perspective and maybe even your life.
After learning how God forgives us and how we should forgive others, Pastor Mark raises the question, "Is any of this possible in real life?" He then goes on to talk about internal constraints to forgiveness and how to overcome them.
In this message, Pastor Mark explains that when it comes to human wrongdoing, God is not a doting grandparent or an implacable judge. Rather, God deals with our sin in the cross of Jesus, opening the way to forgiveness. Tune-in to see what divine forgiveness looks like.
In this message, Pastor Mark tells a story of going fishing with his grandfather to illustrate that there's more than one way to tell the truth. Then, focusing on the importance of genre in interpretation, he explains that the Bible and science are not incompatible because they ask different kinds of questions.
What does it mean to say that the Bible is inspired by God? You might be surprised to discover that there's more than one way to answer this question. In this message, Pastor Mark outlines a mainline Protestant approach that connects with our own experience.
In this message, Pastor Mark reflects on two questions: (1) Where did the New Testament come from? (2) What is its central message? This is sermon 3 of 5 in the teaching series, "A Reasonable Reading of the Bible."
In this message, Pastor Mark talks about growing-up in a church that taught the Bible as the factually inerrant Word of God that demand a strict literal reading. After explaining the problems this caused later in life, he shares how his understanding of scripture was revolutionized while attending college and seminary, which empowered him to develop a more integrated and authentic faith. This is message 1 of 5 in a series, "A Reasonable Reading of the Bible."
Are you facing a difficult decision? Have you considered all the pros and cons and still can't see a clear way forward? Are people making you feel bad by assuming you should have it all figured out by now? The truth is, life is complex and most of our challenges do not yield easy answers. The good news is that there is an ancient wisdom tradition that can help when you're in a tight spot. Check-out this message to find support.
This message is based on a powerful teaching offered by Rob Bell on the Robcast (Episode 123, Wisdom Part 7, "The Simple and Subtle"). I found it to be so powerful, that I wanted to share it with my congregation. I would highly recommend views listen to the original teaching.