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Buddhism

Buddhism

January 24, 2021

This week we will look at the life and central teachings of both Jesus and the Buddha. We will consider both the differences as well as the similarities with issues like karma and grace, suffering and sin, reincarnation and resurrection, as well as nirvana and heaven. - Vincent Rife

All Nations

All Nations

January 10, 2021

If there is one God, then why are there so many different religions? And among all of the various different world religions, how do the members of each group know that what they believe is right? Different groups see God differently. Who is right?  And how does God see each of us? Come join us as we explore the different world religions and seek to understand the differences and similarities between us, while looking for ways to extend love and build bridges of understanding between us.

Joy on the Other Side of Christmas

Joy on the Other Side of Christmas

December 27, 2020

When does the Christmas season officially come to an end and why does our collective mood need to change when it does? Come join us as we look at how to develop rhythms in our lives that enable us to sustain deep seated joy no matter what season of life we may find ourselves in. - Vincent Rife

Good News of Great Joy

Good News of Great Joy

December 25, 2020

We celebrate the birth of Christ and discover the things that make for peace and usher in great joy for us all! - Vincent Rife

The Joy We Can’t Yet See

The Joy We Can’t Yet See

December 20, 2020

Some of our greatest joys come on the back side of some of our deepest sorrows, but you have to have eyes to see it. Come join us this Sunday as we learn from Joseph how to prepare for the arrival of joy that we cannot yet see. - Vincent Rife

Wholehearted

Wholehearted

November 29, 2020

Life can be difficult and sometimes even painful. In response, we search for things to bring us comfort, to help us feel better, to ensure success. But sometimes our choices are not well thought out and thus not very integrated with our highest values. Our choices leave us at odds with living into the best versions of ourselves. This is a dilemma we all share at some or maybe many points along the way.

Take a listen, as we look at the importance of making thoughtful choices and counting the cost of those choices when living a life of faith and seeking to be our best. - Vincent Rife

Facing Our Fears

Facing Our Fears

November 22, 2020

More often than not, its not one thing that happens to us, but rather one thing after another that brings us to a breaking point. COVID is enough to strike fear in our hearts. But it's not just COVID. It's the isolation that comes with it, the depressed economy, the lost jobs, the rising debt, the social injustice, the political strife, the hateful rhetoric, and the extensive divide that only seems to be getting worse by the day. If you put enough pressure in just the right place everyone has a breaking point. We all know this to be true. But what we don't know is what to do about it?

If you could use some help or hope in the places of your greatest fears and deepest pain, we hope you will tune in as we look at and learn the secret of being able to run with endurance until  a breakthrough occurs. - Vincent Rife

Culturally Relevant

Culturally Relevant

November 15, 2020

Listen as we consider the value of a compassionate, thoughtful, redemptive response to people and culture who see things differently but still deeply matter to God. - Vincent Rife

The Best of Times & The Worst of Times
No Short Cuts

No Short Cuts

November 1, 2020

We so often value the destination more than we do the journey itself. We like fast and easy because we are intent on getting to where we want to go yesterday. But unfortunately, when it comes to spiritual maturity, there are no short cuts. Developing growth and character takes time, attention, focus, and discipline. But if we give ourselves to the day in and day out pursuit of such we will not only live into the best versions of ourselves, but we will also enjoy the journey along the way. This week we look at what it takes to build a life worth living.

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