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BROKEN THINGSLife, for a very few of us is a series of successes, wins, and monumantal achievements. But for the rest of us, it can often seem like a series of breaks, disappointments, and losses. Where is God in our brokenness? Join us this Sunday as we address this important question.
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In the conclusion of our series, "Ask Anything," we're addressing a question that has divided the church over the years. The question— Is it a sin to be gay? Like it or not, it's a question that, sooner or later, we have to answer for ourselves. After all, how we answer it impacts the well-being of millions of people.
Why do we exist?
What is the purpose of you? Of me? Of us? Why are we here? What should we do? Where are we going? What does all of this mean?
These are some of the oldest questions in the world. Mankind has been asking them ever since we began to think.
Do you ever feel like a fraud? Maybe you’ve been the recipient of accolades that feel, are underserved. Maybe you fear disappointing a manager, a supervisor, or a colleague because you feel that you don’t have all the skills that they thought you did. The terror of who we really are being found out has a name— Impostor Syndrome.
How do we live more authentic lives? And more importantly, how do we let our faith shape our opinions of ourselves?
How do I experience more of God in my life?
That’s a big question. And an important question. It points to something in us that we all long for, even if we’re not aware that we’re longing for it— experience. Not just the knowledge about something, but the experience of something.
What role do the Historic Christian Creeds play in our lives today?
Many subscribe to the creeds solely on faith. But the same God that made a world in which 2 and 2 always equals four and where water always freezes at a specific temperature also made our brains. Is it wrong for us to use them?
Should we just faithfully accept what a creed says without questioning it?
The interesting thing about the times that we live in, is that there’s probably no stream of modern Christian thought that doesn’t touch on the topics of Heaven and Hell in some way, shape, or form. And It has to. After all, generations of employing Heaven and Hell as motivators for governing the behaviors of people have become (regretfully) necessary compartments of belief whether we want to think about them or not.
So what happens when we die?
How do you know if God is speaking to you?
If someone ever comes up to you and says, “God just told me to (fill in the blank).” should you listen to them?
One of the more impactful passages about this topic from scripture is a passage that gets very little attention, and it’s unfortunate because it has some important things to say about discerning the voice of God.
The desire for perfection drives all of us to a degree. Some of us might feel that perfection is something to be obsessively pursued at all costs. Then there are others for whom the idea of perfection is a bit less intense. It may not torment us, but we carry around a certain level of guilt about being less than we think we should be in our lives.
We all have things in our lives that we are professionals at hiding. Things so traumatic that the very thought of another person finding out about them is a terror far greater than we are able to endure.
How do we break out of the cycle of shame that we carry about our secrets?
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iPhone Photo Bootcamp
People always ask me what camera I use to take photos. They’re usually shocked when I respond, “Oh, I just take them on my phone.”
Debrief and Discuss
We are a community that is passionate about learning. Each Sunday, we hear a sermon on a variety of topics but we can often leave still having questions…