Easter: Larger Than Life

March 31, 2013

This Sunday is the day people all around the world celebrate and try to wrap their heads around the idea that God is alive and well, still at work in and through us. It’s how God got larger than life. That’s not a comment about how big Jesus was, it isn’t about how legendary his story has become, it’s about what he has done for you. Your life is more than you think. The dead ends that loom aren’t as absolute as you imagine. Not sure about all that? All the more reason to join us!

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LifeSize: Bite Size

March 24, 2013

One of the great affronts of Jesus is that he might actually be God. (It's nearly as offensive as calling Jesus "Bite Size God." Hope we don't get in too much trouble for that!) Most other faiths can't stand this claim and most people find it absurd. Yet while how Jesus was God may be beyond our comprehension, the fact that he was is critically important to his message. Bite Size God isn't meant to be a test of faith, but a bridge to the furthest reaches of our lives. Jesus born. Jesus among us. Jesus dying. Jesus living. Jesus with us.

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LifeSize: Supersize Me

March 18, 2013

We all want to be supersized. So what does that mean? In our society we often think being supersizedmeans we need to make a big splash. Sometimes that might be the case, but really in order to besupersized, you need to be "-ity" bitty. It is when you discover your identity in God, when in vulnerability you get in over your head, and when you serve others in humility that you are actually supersized. That is not what the world tells us. In fact, it's just the opposite. What's that about? Let's explore these "-ity" bitty ideas together.

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LifeSize: Life Sighs

March 10, 2013

The opening song from the message is not included in this audio.  If you want to see the video go to:

Gungor - God is not a white man

I can't tell you a lot of specifics about God, at least not with any certainty, but I can tell you what I believe - what I hope to be true - about God, and that's as much as anyone can tell you. We each possess, in our being, some combination of beautiful experiences and troubling questions that have led to our unique understanding of God. Throughout human history, God has been understood to be many different things to people, and while we may believe God is big enough to satisfy most/all of those beliefs, it requires personal faith to also believe God is personal enough to know and love each of us. As the great Scandinavian theologians Ole and Sven used to say, "uff da!"

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LifeSize: Size Matters

March 3, 2013

Some people say they believe in God, some say they don't, others say they're not sure. I'm less interested in which camp you are in, and more interested in what you mean when you say, 'God.' I don't believe in a god that is as little and narrow as some people seem to, and I can't believe in a god as big and tyrannical as other people describe. I long for and live for a LifeSize God who is big enough to matter and small enough for me to matter. It's complicated... Let's talk about it.

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