As Apple announces their latest iPhones, we have to ask the question- is our relationship with our phones healthy? Smartphones are neither good nor bad on their own, but what about the ways we all use them? As Christians, our goal should be to use our phones to maximize human flourishing and draw us closer to God. But for most of us, the opposite might be true.
Fasting is not about what we’re giving up. It’s about what we’re gaining that is greater than what we could get if we didn’t give something up. It’s motivated by deep desire for God. It’s the intense pursuit of God - all about ingesting the Word of God, the presence of God, and the blessings of God.
Every few months or so, our creative team meets to figure out how to take a teaching topic that Ben is preparing and wrap it into a sermon series. This is the story of how we developed our series, Very Soon, about the end of the world.
Everyday missionaries don’t just study, learn, and sit around all day reflection on the gospel in a quiet room. They have an urgency to act — living out their faith in real life. It’s vital to transition from mission foundation to mission practice.
The movement of the church began as regular people truly responded to the call from Jesus. One day, every nation will have access to the gospel and the name of Jesus will be known to all. We are all called to do something in order for that day to come. Are you willing to play your part?
As a Christian, what if you've already read the book, 50 shades of Grey? Pastor Ben Shoun follows up this week's 10 Minute Think Thru episode and unpacks the depth of grace extended to all believers, including himself.
In addition to regularly reading our Bibles and praying, memorizing Scripture is one of the most valuable spiritual disciplines, and usually one of the most intimidating. Here's a helpful method used by Pastor Ben to memorize scripture in an achievable way!