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Ruth, A Story Of Hesed: Redemption

There’s a divinity that shapes our ends
Rough-hew them how he will.
— William Shakespeare, Hamlet


The book of Ruth— wherein goodness grows out of goodness, and the extraordinary is found here, a ...
1 July 20, 2014
Crossland, Bob
32:26

Ruth, A Story Of Hesed: Trust

1 July 13, 2014
Crossland, Bob
37:02

Ruth, A Story Of Hesed: Hope

The difference between shallow happiness and a deep, sustaining joy is sorrow. Happiness lives where sorrow is not. When sorrow arrives, happiness dies. It can’t stand pain. Joy, on the other h ...
1 July 6, 2014
Crossland, Bob
37:25

Ruth, A Story Of Hesed: Loss

Hesed is one-way love. Love without an exit strategy. . . . Hesed is a stubborn love.
— Paul Miller, A Loving Life


The absence of lament makes a religion of coercive obedience the only ...
1 June 29, 2014
Crossland, Bob
35:51

Real Treasure

Do not let your happiness depend on something you may lose. 
— CS Lewis
 
In the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not ...
1 June 22, 2014
Webster, Brent
37:38

"But God . . . Even When": Best Four Words In The Bible

The Times of London once invited a number of well-known authors to write essays on the theme “What’s Wrong With the World?” G.K. Chesterton wrote his reply in the form of a letter. It read:
“Dear ...
1 June 15, 2014
Wood, Britton
33:37
Words For The Way: Words For Our Uncertainty

Words For The Way: Words For Our Uncertainty

The New Testament gives no command to “find God’s will,” nor can you find any instructions on how to go about finding God’s will. There isn’t a magic formula offered Christians that will open some ...
1 June 8, 2014
Jones, David
33:07
Words For The Way: Words For Our Restlessness

Words For The Way: Words For Our Restlessness

If fear is a thunderstorm, anxiety is a constant, cold drizzle.
— Tim Keller
There is no question that the problem of anxiety is a nodal point at which the most various and important questions ...
1 June 1, 2014
Jones, David
32:31
Words For The Way: Words For Our Anger

Words For The Way: Words For Our Anger

The psalms of vengeance are a passionate clinging to God when everything really speaks against God. These psalms are an expression of a longing that evil, and evil people, may not have the last ...
1 May 25, 2014
Jones, David
35:23
Words For The Way: Words For Our Fears

Words For The Way: Words For Our Fears

All of us fear what we cannot control. Fear is our response to uncertainty about our resources in the face of danger, when we are assaulted by a force that overwhelms us and compels us to face that ...
1 May 18, 2014
Jones, David
37:03
The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: It Takes A Family

The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: It Takes A Family

[Jesus’] mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him. And a crowd was sitting around him, and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers are outside, ...
1 May 11, 2014
Crossland, Bob
38:19
The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: The Resurrection for Dummies

The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: The Resurrection for Dummies

People are amazed that God, who made all things from nothing, makes a heav-enly body from human flesh. . . . . Is he who was able to make you when you did not exist not able to make over what you ...
1 May 4, 2014
Crossland, Bob
35:50
The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: The Trouble With Waiting

The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: The Trouble With Waiting

Reflection — The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: The Trouble With Waiting
Resurrection means endless hope, but no resurrection means a hopeless end—and hopelessness breeds dissipation.
  — David ...
1 April 27, 2014
Crossland, Bob
36:12
The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: The Heart Of The Good News

The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: The Heart Of The Good News

A God who cannot suffer cannot love. A God who cannot love is a dead God.
 — Jurgen Moltmann, 20th century German reformed theologian
“And now, who has won? Fool, did you think that by all this y ...
1 April 20, 2014
Crossland, Bob
36:35

What Do We Really Need?: "I Need To Call The Shots"

Palm Sunday begins what Christians call “Holy Week.” When Jesus entered Jerusalem that Sunday, people laid palm branches on the path before Him. We consider the week following to be “Holy” because ...
1 April 13, 2014
Jones, David
44:14

What Do We Really Need?: "I Need To Be Happy"

We live in a culture that pushes all of us to excel. The worlds of law and medicine, investment banking and PhD programs require students to be at or near the top of the class. . . . Living in a ...
1 April 6, 2014
Jones, David
36:27

What Do We Really Need?: "I Need To Be Better"

Lent Sermon Series: What Do We Really Need? 
For centuries Christians have voluntarily observed a special season of self-denial called Lent—from Ash Wednesday through Holy Week—in preparation to ...
1 March 30, 2014
Jones, David
41:31

The Upset

1 March 23, 2014
Kim, Iron
39:29

What Do We Really Need?: "I Need To Be Free"

Lent Sermon Series: What Do We Really Need? 
For centuries Christians have voluntarily observed a special season of self-denial called Lent—from Ash Wednesday through Holy Week—in preparation to ...
1 March 16, 2014
Crossland, Bob
28:51
What Do We Really Need?: "I Need To Feel Good"

What Do We Really Need?: "I Need To Feel Good"

1 March 9, 2014
Crossland, Bob
38:47
What Do We Really Need?: "I Need To Be Great"

What Do We Really Need?: "I Need To Be Great"

1 March 2, 2014
Crossland, Bob
38:16
The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: Edifying Restraint

The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: Edifying Restraint

Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes.
— Walt Whitman
Silence is just what is needed so that the Word of God may work its work in us . . . ...
1 February 23, 2014
Crossland, Bob
38:39
The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: Love Your Body

The Gospel In A Pluralistic Society: Love Your Body

1 February 2, 2014
Jones, David
40:18
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