Culture

Cusshole Confession

I was on break at work on Thursday when I read about the President’s genuinely atrocious remarks on immigration. Frustration and anger settled over me as I considered the layers of arrogance, callousness, and foolishness reflected by his words. And evidently I wasn’t alone. Everyone from journalists to spiritual leaders leapt onto Twitter Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Devotion

Trust and the Terrible Year

2017 was a hard year. It felt like a year of near weekly calamities, large and small. We had a flight-for-life with our second daughter hours after birth. We’ve been in Children’s Hospital’s ICU three times; we’ve worried about our baby’s health through surgery, scans, scopes, suctions, blood tests and Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Theology

The Fairytale That’s True

The Fairytale That’s True Have you ever been watching a movie—you’re following the main characters, you’re captured by the story—when suddenly, in the blink of an eye, everything changes? The literal appearance, I mean. The movie looked one way, but suddenly it looks different? The screen suddenly fills with animated dancing penguins as Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Sermon

More Than Us

We’re going to be in Luke 4 today. Today is the last Sunday in the season of Epiphany. This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and it marks the beginning of the season of Lent— the season of sobering reflection that leads us to the crucifixion of Jesus. Today we reflect once Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Sermon

The One Where Jesus Replaces An Ear

SPOTLIGHT JESUS 5 of 8 We’re going to be in Luke 22 this morning. During the season of Epiphany, we’ve been following Jesus around with bifocals lenses. Whenever we follow Jesus, wherever Jesus goes, whatever we see Jesus doing, we’re actually seeing two things simultaneously. We’re seeing the truest, deepest nature of Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
Sermon

The One Where Jesus Has No Pillow

SPOTLIGHT JESUS 4 of 8 We’re going to be in Matthew 8 this morning. We’re in the middle of a sermon series where we’re following Jesus around watching him with bifocal lenses. Since its very beginning, the church has clung to the person of Jesus as both fully God and fully human. Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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Jesus, The Dual Surprise

SPOTLIGHT JESUS 1 of 8 We’ve entered into the season of the year called Epiphany that follows the season of Advent and the feast of Christmas. That’s right—the church tells time a little differently than the calendars we hang on our wall. The church tells time around Jesus. Because time told Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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The Jolly Thief

Revelation 16 of 16 This is the last Sunday of Advent and it’s our last Sunday in the book of Revelation… so we’ll be in Revelation 22 today. Next Sunday is Christmas Day… next week is arrival of God into the world. It’s the day when we celebrate that a Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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Everything New

Revelation 15 of 16 We’re in the home stretch now—Revelation 21 today. Have you ever struggled through something long, something painful, but then on the other side of it you’ve thought: “Oh man… all the struggle, all the pain just can’t compare with this.” “It was worth it.” Maybe it Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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“Who” More Than “How”

Revelation 14 of 16 We’re in Revelation 20 today. I know! I know! We’re making progress. After today we’ll only have two chapters left. Revelation 20 is one of the most controversial chapters in the book of Revelation. And I think that means (kinda by default) that Revelation 20 is Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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The Romance of Revelation

Revelation 13 of 16 We’re going to be skimming through three chapters today: Revelation 17, 18, and 19. I was thinking about it this week: it’s funny that as scary and mysterious and intimidating as the last book of the Bible is to all of us, it’s actually telling a very Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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The Seven Bowls

Revelation 12 of 16 We’re going to be in Revelation 15 and 16 this morning— John of the island of prison island of Patmos under the reign of Roman Empire has had a vision. And he’s been sharing that vision with us for 14 chapters. It’s this vision of all-powerful, Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago
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A Grape Victory

Revelation 11 of 16 We’re going to be in Revelation 14 today. The Bible ends with a strange book, in case you haven’t noticed over the last ten weeks. It’s this letter bursting with symbols, colors, and patterns; it’s overflowing with memorable characters and battles and beasts; it’s telling this Read more…

By Brett Davis, ago