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Pastor Colin's Sermons
45 minutes | Dec 25, 2019
Christmas Eve Service 2019
Here's the entirety of our Christmas Eve service. Merry Christmas!
12 minutes | Dec 22, 2019
This week, we look at a passage from 1 Timothy, which encourages us to not focus on wealth but on doing good.
15 minutes | Nov 24, 2019
When we're trying to get our heads around the Creation story, we have to look at a completely different creation story, from Babylon where the people were exiled. Take a listen to see a whole new side of the Creation stories in the Bible.
11 minutes | Nov 17, 2019
Jude: How to deal with those who stumble
For the second and final installment of our series on Jude, we look at those affected by the "bad guys" in the letter. Some have fallen for their dangerous ideas. How should we deal with them?
15 minutes | Nov 10, 2019
Wait, there's a book of the Bible called Jude?
Today, we start to take on the wacky and confusing book of Jude. Meaning, first of all, we have to try to figure out what the heck Jude is even about. Which is not that easy to do! Take a listen to see if you can make heads or tails of it!
19 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
This week, we look into Gehenna, a valley of fire and garbage and dead corpses, that just happened to be the inspiration for Early Christian view about Hell. So, learn more about that, as well as another way to think about Hell that might be more helpful nowadays.
15 minutes | Oct 27, 2019
Is there such a thing as Hell in the Old Testament? We look at Sheol, a murky, shadowy underworld; see how that's the Old Testament's remedy for evil; and explore how else we might conceptualize evil.
15 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
Changing Your Mind
Today's sermon takes on a tough story to crack, and digs into the ins and outs of how a civil war was averted, people were terrified of being left out, and a hothead was able to keep it together to avoid a disaster.
20 minutes | Oct 13, 2019
Early Christian Care for the Poor
Today's sermon looks at a bunch of different stories to try to figure out, How should Christians take care of the poor? Take a listen.
19 minutes | Oct 6, 2019
Today's story features the obscure story of Mephibosheth and King David. To make sense of it, we take a look at the Marshall Plan, years-long chases, and a tragic accident.
25 minutes | Sep 29, 2019
Today's sermon, the last in our sermon series on healing, looks at an odd story of a blind man being made to see. It involves spit, interrogations, screaming matches, and a Swedish teenager. Take a listen!
18 minutes | Sep 22, 2019
Healing: Why Doesn't God Heal People Anymore?
This week, we look at the question of Why doesn't God heal people anymore like in the Bible? Our journey takes us through the fields of anthropology and sociology to investigate healing around the world and our own Western culture's disenchantment.
17 minutes | Sep 15, 2019
Healing: Geresene Demoniac
This week, we dive into the passage of the Geresene Demoniac, looking at how the Roman Empire relates to the demon Legion.
12 minutes | Sep 8, 2019
Healing: Praying for Healing
For our first sermon in this series on healing, we will be thinking about the nature of prayer and what it means to be praying for something.
17 minutes | Aug 11, 2019
The Queer, Ethiopian, Eunuch
This week, we look at the famous story of the Ethiopian eunuch and dive more into the background of the story.
23 minutes | Jul 28, 2019
Christmas in July: Jesus vs. Caesar
This week, we have the showdown to end all showdowns: Caesar vs. Jesus. Listen to learn how Luke is twisting Roman propaganda to get across his message of Christ's Lordship.
14 minutes | Jul 21, 2019
Christmas in July: Christ vs. Herod
Today, Jesus takes on Herod. And in doing so, he gets us into thinking about the plight of refugees in our own world.
15 minutes | Jul 14, 2019
Christmas in July: The Incarnation
What does an ancient hymn have to do with Christmas? Quite a lot, it turns out. See how God coming in the form of a person is related to the theological concept of self-emptying, and why that might help our own relationships with others.
13 minutes | Jul 14, 2019
Christmas in July: Nunc Dimittis
Today, we kick off our series "Christmas in July." By looking at these important stories at a different time than in December, we can see new features of them pop out at us, and enrich our understanding of the event of the Incarnation.
20 minutes | Jun 2, 2019
Wilderness as Detox
This week, we look at the story of the Israelites in the wilderness. Why were they out there for so long? What good did it do them? We dive into the psychology of slavery. the 10 Commandments, and more. Take a listen!
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