“Free Roses!”

You will be glad you watched this short clip taken on a bus in New York. Be sure to watch up to the point where the woman says, through tears, “Free roses!”

Get Ready to Take Your Next Steps

This 2 minute video reveals a new component to Creekstone Sunday messages: Next Steps. This is a time when we will get really practical about how grace changes everything. So, get ready to take your “next steps” this Sunday!

Who Would Love ISIS?

This video exhibits clearly, and yes, shockingly, the heart of why Creekstone Church exists. Thanks to Beckie Johnson for bringing this video to my attention. #thepeopleofthecross

The Difficulty of God’s Sovereignty

Reflecting on 1 & 2 Kings, Eugene Peterson says, “Sovereignty, God’s sovereignty, is one of the most difficult things for people of faith to live out in everyday routines. But we have no choice: God is sovereign.” Maybe this is because there is something of a control freak living in me. The Bible calls it…

Listen to This

“Faith comes by hearing…” ~ Romans 10:17 In the Preface to Martin Luther’s Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians, he writes about the necessity to preach and believe the doctrine of justification (passive righteousness), constantly preaching it, teaching it, repeating it and living by it as the way to walk with Jesus. There is a…

An Alien Gospel

Below is an adapted version of Rod Rosenbladt’s article, “Christ Died for the Sins of Christians, Too,” where he discusses the need to emphasize the “alien” character of the gospel—the fact that the message about Jesus is primarily something outside of us, rahter than inside of us. There is an “inside” work of God, but…

Good News vs. Good Advice

“The heart of most religions is good advice, good techniques, good programs, good ideas, and good support systems. These drive us deeper into ourselves, to find our inner light, inner goodness, inner voice, or inner resources… But the heart of Christianity is Good News. It comes not as a task for us to fulfill, a mission…