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On Doctrinal Convictions

As we talked about the future of our church last Sunday, I cast vision for being firmly rooted in the scriptures and focused […]

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Eat the manna. More will come.

Sean Mortenson / February 17, 2017
manna, portion, pray, prayer

In Psalm 73, we find the Psalmist wrestling through the burdens of life with amazing candor. Trying to understand why the arrogant and wicked seemed […]

Devoting Ourselves to Prayer

Sean Mortenson / February 1, 2017
prayer, praying

Prayer is work. We can be honest about that. But it is the most life-giving work we will ever do. In the first […]

Letter From A Birmingham Jail

Sean Mortenson / January 16, 2017
church, martin luther king, mlk, race

16 April 1963 My Dear Fellow Clergymen: While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my […]

The Advent of Liberation

Sean Mortenson / December 16, 2016
advent, christmas, gospel, story, war

“Roll out the barrel! Your Christmas will be here today or tomorrow.”   In his 2007 documentary The War, Ken Burns’ weaves the […]

Loving Our Neighbors in Everyday Life

Sean Mortenson / October 27, 2016
evangelism, mission, outward focus

And Jesus answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your […]

Against ‘Locker Room Talk’ & The Culture It Reveals

Sean Mortenson / October 12, 2016
assault, rape, women

“Try to absorb how acceptable the disesteem and objectifying of women has been when some Christian leaders don’t think it’s that big a […]

Giving & Finances

Sean Mortenson / September 22, 2016
finances, giving, money

We want to model wise stewardship of the resources entrusted to us, with a grateful heart and generous spirit.   Below you will find an overview […]

Learning to Lament, Choosing to Listen, & Leading with Repentance

Sean Mortenson / July 9, 2016
race, racism

“This is simply a call for white Christians to sacrifice so that black Americans can have life. That is the Christlike path for us.” […]