God’s Peace/God’s Justice: Episode 4

Chad Bird talks about growing up in a church that focused predominantly on the Law and the impression that made on him. He contrasts this experience with hearing the Gospel preached in churches he has attended as an adult. Both experiences informed the belief he shares with Martin Luther — We have to (and get to!) hear the Gospel every …

God’s Peace/God’s Justice: Episode 3

Chad Bird talks about growing up in a church that focused predominantly on the Law and the impression that made on him. He contrasts this experience with hearing the Gospel preached in churches he has attended as an adult. Both experiences informed the belief he shares with Martin Luther — We have to (and get to!) hear the Gospel every …

God’s Peace/God’s Justice: Episode 2

Listen to Ben Williams as he tells how he experienced God’s judgement in a high school youth group and how his time at college and his faith set him on a path to pastoral ministry. He shares a story of his time as an intern and how one of his sermons touched a member of that congregation. Ben was blessed …

God’s Peace/God’s Justice: Episode 1

Hear Carol Braun describe times in her life where she’s seen God’s judgment and God’s love at work: from her time in graduate school, interactions with family, and her career as a high school teacher. She shares that we all have times when we rely on ourselves and we feel we don’t measure up. We need to hear the Gospel …

FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING: Chapter 10: Fake Gospel or Real Gospel?

In the final chapter of Steve’s Faith Seeking Understanding, we take a look at fake vs real gospel. “You discover that a beautiful vase of flowers is not real. It is FAKE. It is not the real deal.There has always been a similar problem in church. We may hear lots of talk about God, Jesus and the Gospel but it …

FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING: Chapter 8: Will Everyone be Saved?

What about those who have never known or believed in Christ? Will they be saved? In the end, will everyone be saved? What about Uncle Charlie? Everyone has an Uncle Charlie in their lives, the good person who never went to church and never believed in God. What about them? Will they be saved? Ultimately, that is God’s problem and …

FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING: Chapter 6: What Is Christian Freedom?

Steve Chapter 06 from Unify Creative Agency on Vimeo. Today Steve tackles the tough subject of Christian freedom and cheap grace. As he states, one of biggest criticisms of Crossings and Luther is that both promoted the notion of CHEAP GRACE, that is “Now that you don’t have to be saved you can do anything you want.” Luther addressed this …

Crossings Donor Support

Now more than ever, we know people need to hear the promise of Christ crucified. In the midst of the coronavirus crisis, I hope Crossings is a source of inspiration and insight for your life and ministry. I invite you to watch this video and to consider how you might support our crossing of the Gospel and daily life. Thank …

FAITH SEEKING UNDERSTANDING: Chapter 5: Do You have Yahbut’s Disease?

Today Steve tells us about a different plague from a different time…or is it really that different? At the time of Luther, a terrible disease was sweeping across Europe, the Plague. Today the world is suffering under a different kind of plague, the Coronavirus. They are not the only kinds of disease that afflict our world. Another disease afflicts our …