June 13th, 2021 | Barry Swindon
In this episode of our Genesis summer series we take a deeper look at the story of Noah and his sons, post-flood, and what is going on at the Tower of Babel. Humanity holds the power of destruction or redemption in its hands, which is also tied to questions and choices about the direction they will take in life, both literally and spiritually – … Read More
June 6th, 2021 | Barry Swindon
In this episode of our Genesis summer series we get out the microscope and take a look below the surface of the story of Noah and the flood. In particular, we take a look at what the author of this story meant when they wrote it and come up with some interesting questions about righteous living, the legacies we leave, … Read More
May 30th, 2021 | Barry Swindon
This week we move further into the story of Genesis and look at how we are made for relationship and integrity both with our Creator and each other, and how shame enters the story and makes a mess of things. There is hope however, in learning how to say, “Enough!”
May 23rd, 2021 | Barry Swindon
Welcome to our Summer Series for 2021…GENESIS! Encounter the good story again, for the first time. In this episode we examine the structure, rhythms and cadences of this creation poem and discover that we are not defined by what we do…but who we are.
May 16th, 2021 | Barry Swindon
Encounter the good story again, for the first time. Take a fresh look at the poetic creation narrative that changed the course of history and the life-changing stories of faith that are integral to our own. Because what you believe about how the story begins and how the story ends is critical to how you live out your faith right now – today … Read More
May 9th, 2021 | Barry Swindon
The conclusion of our Salt + Light series focuses on Jesus’ words at the end of his Sermon on the Mount. He asks us, his listeners, whether or not we will do what he says and follow the narrow path in life. If we do, the proof is in the character and integrity of our inner life and the fruit … Read More
May 2nd, 2021 | Barry Swindon
The entire point of “salt & light” is to be a positive, beautiful, force for good (kalos) in the world. Your good deeds must not only be good in quality, but Jesus is teaching us that they are best when unexpected, captivating and provoke curiosity. He’s also pointedly teaching that a Christian who doesn’t engage in the functions of salt … Read More
April 25th, 2021 | Barry Swindon
When Jesus says we are salt and light, he is training us to understand that we have two responsibilities in the world…to shine light so that people can see. And to prevent decay. Join us for our Salt + Light series and learn what it means to be salty and bright.
April 18th, 2021 | Barry Swindon
How come some actions of the Christian life are more appropriately carried out by ourselves, while others should be carried out public? The main thing is learning some evaluation skills about our motivations and intentions.
April 11th, 2021 | Barry Swindon
When Jesus tells the crowds they are the salt of the earth and the light of the world, he’s talking to us. But he’s not saying we need to achieve remarkable accomplishments. He is saying that ordinary folk doing ordinary, everyday actions are delivering the most vital, essential ingredients that the world needs.