What basic facts exist about Jesus?

Jesus Christ is a polarizing figure. Say the name “Jesus Christ” in conversation and see what happens: you will experience many and wide-ranging reactions. Not everybody agrees about Jesus’ identity and not everybody is in the same place in relationship to Jesus.

He Came.

This year, Aspen Ridge will focus on a new and different type of teaching series alongside our celebration of the Christmas holidays. Our series, “He Came,” describes why the Son of God became flesh, entering this broken world.

The Power of Story

One thing that comes coming up again and again as I continue my life-long education in art is that “story” seems to show up everywhere.  For every great movie you have ever seen, I would bet that there is a great story at the heart of it. No matter how great...

Don’t miss the cross.

Ah, Christmas…the sights and the sounds, the smells and the tastes.  These all bring back many happy memories, and, sometimes, not-so-happy memories. A memory that I have from growing up in Hawaii is that we always had a white Christmas, courtesy of the...

Tell Me the Story

I have mentioned on more than a few occasions how important it was to hear Marshall Shelley, editor of Leadership Journal, indicate once that a chief responsibility of pastoral ministry is to define realities. Somewhere else I heard a prominent church leader say “facts are your friends.” This all reminds me of the words of John Adams: “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” 

In this light, I introduce a series based on the Gospel of Luke entitled “Tell Me the Story.”

(Un)Confined

Easter is a distinctly Christian holiday that remembers the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Christians believe that this resurrection is good news, and that it makes a new relationship with God possible by faith. However, a growing number of people in our community and world do NOT believe that Christianity contains good news.

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