God’s Peace/God’s Justice: Episode 6

Jesus said to love your neighbor as yourself and he always welcomed children. Bruce Modahl enthusiastically talks about how his congregations did just that: from the children who are baptized into the the family of Christ to a refugee family that his congregation lovingly ministered to and cared for. Be sure to like us on Facebook! And Subscribe to our …

God’s Peace/God’s Justice: Episode 5

Similar to the movie “The Sixth Sense”, Marcus Felde sees the Gospel everywhere. He simply can’t not see it. And we’re overjoyed that he shares a number of important memorable moments where he has felt God’s peace and love as a pastor, including Ash Wednesday and Good Friday services, and the end of his time at Timothy Seminary in Papa …

God’s Peace/God’s Justice: Episode 4

Having been inspired by Jesus preaching off the main road, Keith Holste and his congregation work to show God’s love to everyone, both in the church and around the city. Keith also feels and shows God’s love when he distributes the Eucharist. Be sure to like us on Facebook! And Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Chad Bird talks about growing …

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 7: Where have you seen God in your life this week?

Where have you seen God in your life this week? This is a familiar question asked in many churches sometimes even at the start of a sermon. The answers always focus on the pleasant and happy things of life. But what about suffering, sorrow and pain? Can we see God in places like that? God always remains hidden when we …

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 …