Ponderings…

Resources prompted by, or discovered in preparation of, sermons presented at MTS. Offered in the spirit of Ephesians 4:12 (“…to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ”). How might these words shape us as we seek to be a Community of Care that Transforms Lives Through Jesus Christ?

September 16, 2019Ponderings

The Great Imergence

Every five hundred years, the Church cleans out its attic and has a giant rummage sale. Well, not exactly. But according to internationally renowned religion expert Phyllis Tickle, this is an accurate summary of the Church's massive...

September 4, 2019Ponderings

WPU Convocation 2019

Convocation opened the 83rd school year at Warner Pacific University on August 26th. During her address, President Andrea Cook announced her final year at WPU....

August 26, 2019Ponderings

Is the Bible Trustworthy?

Here’s a great supplement to Pastor Brian’s sermon (Aug 25) — a video posted on YouTube by Alpha.org. Alpha was created by Holy Trinity Brompton Anglican church in London, England and has been used by churches across the spectrum as a ...

August 12, 2019Ponderings

What We’re Missing About Mass-Shootings

A BreakPoint post by John Stonestreet & G. Shane Morris “The state of our national discourse is, to put it mildly, discouraging and unhelpful, and the reaction to the recent shootings only amplified how bad it is. Once again, everyone ...

August 4, 2019Ponderings

Prayer offered by Gary Walker

This was the prayer spoken Sunday morning, August 4, 2019 by Gary walker Adapted from a prayer posted by the Reformed Church in America Lord, in our shock and confusion, we come before you. In our grief and despair in the midst of hate, ...

July 7, 2019Ponderings

Beauty in Exile

Don’t let the fact that this video is 45-minutes, or that it’s a lecture, dissuade you from experiencing this articulate presentation by Mark Labberton, President of Fuller Seminary, as he lays out two paradigms of...

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