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The Symphony of the Gospel

April 22, 2019

The symphony of gospel is so much bigger and more beautiful than the one note that gets most often talked about. Discover the truth of the whole gospel, believe the good news and find the shalom you’ve long been looking for.

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Worship is not just a Sunday thing.

April 1, 2019

There comes a time on our path to maturity where we need to assume responsibility for our own walk with Christ. Just as eating one food group would be a foolish way to try to get all our nutritional needs, so is thinking we can meet all our spiritual needs by simply attending our Sunday morning worship services.

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When it comes to sex, language matters.

March 5, 2019

Parents and the church should be leading the way in conversations about sex, creating safe places for discussion so truth can root down in the hearts of the next generation. Silence is not an option.

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On Fences and Wells

February 26, 2019

There are two approaches to the spiritual life that have remarkably different outcomes: fence building and well digging. I don’t know if there is a theological shift that is more important for our day and age than this one.

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Where does Pulpit Rock Church stand on the Bible?

February 19, 2019

Recently someone asked Thomas where Pulpit Rock Church stood on the Bible. He thought it was good conversation, worth sharing with you.

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What does love require of Pulpit Rock?

January 30, 2019

At Pulpit Rock, we are always trying to live out the new command of Christ to love as he loved us. And we walk that out with the question: What does love require? One area that we have been far too silent on with that question is: What does love require for our church to love LGBT people?

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Lead with Welcome

November 13, 2018

What would happen if Pulpit Rock was the most unexpectedly welcoming place in Colorado Springs? Where everyone – regardless of who they are or where they’ve come from – is welcomed in their humanity, their dignity, and their worth?

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Less Religion. More Jesus.

September 26, 2018

This summer both my wife and I realized that for far too long we have hated religion more than we have loved Jesus. Like Moses, I’ve wanted to right the wrongs of the world with my fists. But there is a Jesus to love that is much stronger than my hate.

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The Problem with Church (Definitively Explained) … And How to Fix it in 3 Easy Steps.

August 27, 2018

It seems like literally every week someone is releasing a new book, hosting a conference or posting an angry blog that basically says “I know what is wrong with church, and I know how to fix it.” Could it be, perhaps, that the only thing that needs to be “fixed” about church is the way we view it?

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Ice Cream or Monsters?

August 6, 2018

Presenting an either/or option of Heaven or Hell to our kids does not serve them well, nor does it serve the love and gospel of Jesus well. Our walk with Jesus is a journey. We choose to lead our kids to a place where they can see where that journey begins and what meaning it holds, so they can choose for themselves to take that first step.

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