Surprised by Freedom

Surprised by Freedom

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 Sometimes I look around at church, see people enjoying the grace and freedom of the gospel, and wonder if they realize...
We pray to see Colorado Springs flourish.

We pray to see Colorado Springs flourish.

But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. (Jeremiah 29:7 – NRSV) At Pulpit Rock, we are called to seek the welfare and flourishing of our city –...
Skip the Drive-Thru

Skip the Drive-Thru

You know you shouldn’t, but you do it anyway. I am familiar. Any person who has texted behind the wheel, stalked Instagram like a coveting neighbor, chased that first high, lied/cheated/stolen “just a little,” drunk dialed, etc. etc. knows you shouldn’t, but you do it...
The Joy of the Journey

The Joy of the Journey

I’ve been reading and thinking a lot about joy lately. This is not an accident. Our church just spent five weeks going through Tommy Newberry’s “40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life.” We read the daily devotionals, heard sermons on Sunday morning, taught the concepts to our...
Every Thought Captive

Every Thought Captive

I woke up on the wrong side of my brain this morning. It became painfully clear when I casually logged into Facebook. I saw happy snaps of some honeymooners that made my 25-year marriage seem tired and sad. Their FB friends praised their love story and 241 “likes”...
Questions On Joy

Questions On Joy

We asked you to send us your questions about joy. And many of you did. Thomas addressed some in his sermon, but let’s continue the conversation here. How do you help your children choose joy? (By Jessica Thompson) For me, JOY starts with me. It’s a choice I can...