Flood Assurance

What happens when life hits you with a 100-foot wave? When friends betray you, people die, cancer intrudes, or you lose your job, what takes place? Things get turned upside down. You feel disoriented and out of place – like a man cutting through the women’s underwear section in a department store. Sometimes there’s pain and suffering. Ultimately, […]

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Radical Love

How should followers of Jesus respond to those who disagree with or mistreat them? In Luke 6, Jesus unfolds a radical alternative to opposition and hatred. As members in his new kingdom community – a kingdom where heaven is breaking through on earth – they are to have radically different values than the world empire. […]

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Selective Listening

Here’s the question of the month: Yanni or Laurel? If you have no idea what I’m referring to, chances are you’re probably not taking your social media intravenously and useless time wasters aren’t part of your internet algorithm. And if you’ve debated this question for more than ten minutes in the past month, then you […]

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Doubters Welcome

Doubt much lately? If you have, you’re in good company. The late Dr. Billy Graham once said: “Doubts are a normal part of life. We doubt things on earth, so it’s easy to doubt things of God.” There have been numerous times in my faith journey when I’ve experienced doubt. I don’t think I’m alone in this. Like most […]

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A Love Story?

This Sunday, Crosspoint launches a new teaching series called Love Story. We’ll be diving into the Song of Songs and exploring a number of its themes including attraction, courtship, marriage, intimacy, and conflict. Some might wonder…Why are we doing this series? I’m aiming to answer this question. But first, let me talk about the subject […]

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A Problematic Dichotomy

Many argue that the church in North America is facing a discipleship deficit. We are “a mile wide and an inch deep,” as far as spiritual formation is concerned. If you’ve been kicking around the church the past five years (especially if you’re a Conservative Protestant), you may have heard this broken record skip one […]

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