God Is All In: Reflections on Baptism

Today’s post is part of a series to help us take what we learn on Sunday into the rest of the week. These posts summarize the main points from the week’s sermon and include questions for continued reflection and prayer. The posts in this series are written by members of our church’s Adult Christian Formation…

Galactic Starveyors: Reflections on God’s Work

We had an incredible week at Galactic Starveyors Vacation Bible School this year! Our staff was made up of over 80 people, including adults and the Student Leadership Team working together for the joy of Jesus. We had an average of 122 children attend throughout the week (July 17-21), searching the visible to discover the…

The Gospel as a Diamond

Our times back in the States are so rich. We look forward to the dialogue and fresh perspective that comes from talking with engaged Christians! We love sharing about the islands, of course, but even more we love getting people thinking about how the islands have something to teach the North Shore and vice versa,…

Sermon Scraps: A Gospel of Healing

In yesterday’s sermon, Pastor Bobby told the story of the healing of ten lepers from Luke 17, and how one received a deeper healing when he came back to praise and thank Jesus. This pointed out the desire in all of us for healing – within ourselves, among others, and in our society. James Choung,…

Christianity and the Public Square

The election has been over for more than a week now. As we continue to process the outcome and consider how we as Christians should respond, we offer this article from Timothy Tennent, a former NSCBC member and current President of Asbury Theological Seminary. It offers a hopeful outlook on our influence in a post-Christian society.

Radical Remix

Have you ever noticed how hard it is to communicate concepts or ideas without using traditional vocabulary long associated with those concepts? Or how hard it can be to wrap our minds around a vision or goal if it is not described in familiar terminology? Communities are often defined by their vocabulary. And those on…

Helping Your Kids Start the School Year Well

It’s just around the corner: “the most wonderful time of the year”…back to school. Sports, youth group, Awana, Sunday School, curriculum nights, small groups, scouts, and many other activities are also starting up. All that empty space on the calendar seems to fill up too quickly. Summer – that welcome break from routines, homework and…

Apatheism: A New Approach to Spirituality

“Apatheism” is a new term describing people who are apathetic about matters of God/spirituality. Additionally, those who are apatheists don’t actually care about other people’s religion either. But, apatheists aren’t necessarily atheists; they could even be Christians. Jonathan Rauch, journalist and apatheist, coined and explains this concept in this article. This Sunday after the service we’ll…