Resurrection Happens

Christ the Lord is risen today! Resurrection happens. The good things of God are set loose and run wild through the world, making all things new. Blessed Easter to everyone in the joy of the risen Lord! Pastor Brian RESURRECTION: The good things of God are running wild through the world. And through your life.

Read More

Good Friday at Living Word

Please join us tonight for the sober, and yet wonderfully joyful, celebration of God’s stronger than death love. God’s love is stronger than death. Stronger than sin. Stronger than evil. Stronger than Satan. Stronger than guilt, shame, condemnation, and fear. The cross is God victorious over all that is wrong in the world, over all […]

Read More

Remembering What God Wants!

“Discipline is remembering what you want,” said David Campbell, the founder of Saks Fifth Avenue. We quickly and easily forget what we want because we live in a world of options, distractions, and choices of endless variety. We bounce around from choice to choice and option to option, sampling much but savoring little. We feel […]

Read More

The Most Joys

I know you have heard the old (as wrong as something can possibly be) saying, “The one who dies with the most toys wins.” Who in the world ever came up with that idea? However, all we have to do is change ONE word and it becomes profoundly and delightfully compatible with Christian faith: “The […]

Read More

Where Do We Find What We Need?

I was reading some thoughts on the founding of our nation and this thing we call our inalienable rights. These rights include the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness, which is a small sample of the things we need and want. And President Jefferson, the deist (one who believes in a distant, watchmaker God who […]

Read More

Intimacy With God…and Yet

C.S. Lewis is certainly not the final word, nor even always the best word, but he is a very good starting word for important conversations, including conversations on  having intimacy with God. Lewis starts this conversation when he says, here is the kind of God most of us would prefer: “An ‘impersonal God’-well and good. […]

Read More

Learning to Pray When Life is Hard

When we are in times of difficulty, we must pray. Prayer is how we draw close to the Giver of Grace, the Comforter, the Healer, the One Who Rescues, the Deliverer. And yet, if we have not learned how to pray, it is hard to learn to do in suffering. Sometimes, the best we can […]

Read More

A Grace Disguised

In the days ahead, you will be reading stories from our staff about their own difficult times and how they encountered the love and power of God. We want to tell stories, swap stories, receive stories, and grow from being a “storied” community. And talk about stories … I have rarely found as much wisdom […]

Read More