Posts from January 2014

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How Do We Let Go

by Pastor Rob Smith

An insightful blog post that encourages us to be intentional in entering deeper within our relationship with God.  From one of our own college students, Shannon Skelly.  Great work Shannon!. How Do We Let Go?

We Are God’s House

by Pastor Rob Smith

Hebrews 3: 1-11 …if.  While love is unconditional, to live into church as a verb has the conditional “if”.  “If we hold firm the confidence and pride that belong to hope.  Hope is something outside of ourselves.  As is church.  My favorite theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer–one who lived understanding that church is not an institution to […]

Made Perfect through Sufferings

by Pastor Rob Smith

Hebrews 2:1-10 The pioneer is made perfect, how? I want to be careful how we understand suffering.  One of the blessings of serving as a pastor is the amazing situations where we find God places us.  From hospital rooms, times of loss, and real struggle–theological education did not prepare us with the right words or […]

The Scarcity of Trusting in God’s Abundance

by Pastor Rob Smith

John 6:1-14 In today’s lectionary reading, I can’t stop thinking about the trailer I saw yesterday for the documentary A Place at the Table.  At the same time we participate in a land of abundance, how can it be that so many are hungry?  What is our call as people of faith to address hunger?  As […]

“Be Still and Know that I am God”

by Pastor Rob Smith

A reminder today–a day I have all the excuses in the world to not read Scripture–and it is because of these excuses that I pause and read Psalm 46. Psalm 46: Not exactly sure what ‘Selah’ means, but today I think I get it.  I need it.  We need it. Last week, a friend of […]