Dear Roger, Please explain to me how quantum mechanics explains the reality and existence of God? Sincerely, Julie Dear Reader, Julie didn’t ask the question quite like that—just sort of. Let me summarize what happened and my answer to her. I hope you find my thoughts stimulating, intriguing and assuring. “I can’t believe how much I enjoy reading physics books and...
Type: Ask Roger
Author: Roger Barrier
What labels do you apply to yourself? How do you see yourself? How do you define your humanity? Do you think of your limitations, your flaws of character, your sin? What do you call yourself? Adulterer? Thief? Prostitute? Black? White? Asian? Sinner? Worthless? Are these labels you apply? These labels, and others, may be true. But there is a greater truth to your existence....
Author: Tom Terry
The most famous journalist saying of all time is arguably “if it bleeds, it leads.” Rolling Stone magazine decided to take that adage literally. The 18 August 2010 cover of Rolling Stone magazine featured a bloody mess and it was a huge hit, creating a big stir, selling lots of copies. Wearing nothing but dripping, smeared, puddling blood, the three young stars of "True...
Author: Leonard Sweet
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
Jim Rohn says that small disciplines move us toward success and lead to more disciplines. He advises that we read, journal, and turn our philosophies (e.g., “I am a spiritual and moral being before I’m anything else”) and values (e.g., “I highly value service to God and man”) into activity . “It is not what we get that makes us valuable, it is what we become in the...
Author: Chet Weld
I was raised in southern Missouri where the land is mineral poor. Cows and sheep there will find piles of junk or refuse out in the fields or woods and eat old dry-cell batteries and rusty wire and nails to get the minerals that they need, and they die of it. The hunger for spiritual depth that we see manifested across our culture becomes a threat to a meaningful and...
Author: Dallas Willard
Topic: World Religions
The four gospels present distinctive portraits of Christ: Jesus as King (Matthew), Jesus as Servant (Mark), Jesus as a Man (Luke) and Jesus as God (John). In the Old Testament, Christ is Creator and the Angel of the Lord.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Isaiah 52:14, Isaiah 53:2, Psalm 45:2, Ezekial 1:4-10, Mark 14:51-52
Topic: The Attributes of Christ
There are three ways to look at someone. The first is superficial.They are just a fleshly object. The second way to look at someone is indifference. We see them, but we are indifferent to them. This was the Sumerian gods' view of humanity: distant and uninterested, or humans to be exploited. The third way to look at someone is through eyes of love. When you look at their face...
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Genesis 1, Psalm 19
Genesis is the foundation of all Biblical theology. Through studying the book carefully, we learn to know Creator God, how He loves us and how He interacts with man through history.
Scripture: Genesis 1 - 4
In the third sermon of the series "Blueprint," Pastor Glenn Barteau makes the following observations about entering into the joy of God. Stop seeking a precise formula for the spiritual life. We can use our free will not to sin, but to be spontaneously filled with the breath and power of God.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Genesis 1:3-24, Genesis 2:7
Topic: Knowing God's Will
We find our meaning in life through our life's story in God. We have a glorious past. We have a beautiful future, a New Heaven, a New Earth and New Creation. We have a powerful present-because of our glorious past and beautiful future we can live with significance and thrive in the now. Preached at Casas Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ryan Kramer
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:2, Ecclesiastes 1:12-14, Genesis 1 - 2