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Dec 25, 2018

Merry Christmas! This week Pastor Arik looks at how powerful the Christmas story truly is. Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Dec 18, 2018

As Christmas approaches just a week away, this week Pastor Arik looks at what we can do to reach out to those who are hurting and lonely this time of year

Music: "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley

Dec 11, 2018

While browsing the news, Pastor Arik came across a story that gave him pause. Join him this week as he explores this article and asks some difficult questions

article can be found at https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-4643684

Nov 26, 2018

Furious after hearing about the refugees at the border being tear gassed, this week Pastor Arik examines scripture to remind us of our Christian duty to welcome strangers with open arms

Nov 20, 2018

As we rush into the holidays, Pastor Arik has no choice but to slow down as a nasty cold suddenly appears. This week Pastor Arik talks about the importance of slowing down as we move into a busy time of year

Nov 13, 2018

With only a handful of weeks left in the year, Pastor Arik challenges all of us to set some reasonable goals that we can accomplish before 2019

Nov 6, 2018

With anti-Semitism on the rise in our nation, this week Pastor Arik looks at how one cannot be a Christian if they hold anti-Semitic views in their heart

Oct 30, 2018

Pastor Arik hits a milestone birthday this week, so to ease his own anxieties he takes a look at people who have accomplished incredible things in the later stages of life

Oct 22, 2018

After a short hiatus, this week Pastor Arik returns to talk about the power of a single voice. "Oceans" performed by Hillsong United

Sep 25, 2018

In the wake of sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee this week, Pastor Arik looks at the importance of believing these women who have the courage to come forward

Sep 11, 2018

Pop Quiz time! As Pastor Arik prepares to deliver remarks to a group of retired clergy this week, he shares a quiz he made to help us think about how we look at various sacred texts

Sep 4, 2018

In the wake of the report of abuse and cover ups from the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, Pastor Arik takes a look at how true accountability is the only path forward

Aug 14, 2018

Love is in the air as the wedding bells chime! As Pastor Arik finds himself in the midst of officiating several weddings, he takes a closer look at what makes a wedding (and marriage) special

Jul 24, 2018

We know how dangerous pride is, but did you know there is a point where humility goes too far? This week Pastor Arik looks at the important distinction between humility and self-deprecation

Jul 10, 2018

This week Pastor Arik looks at his own personal journey from pacifism to resistance as he explores scriptures in which Jesus drew a line in the sand

Jun 19, 2018

This past week Romans 13 was used to justify a heinous policy taking place in our country. This week Pastor Arik looks at the problems with doing so, taking a deeper dive into the issues surrounding the text

Jun 12, 2018

CW: Suicide

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After the most recent string of celebrity suicides, this week Pastor Arik looks at how depression can impact anyone. How do we respond? How can we reach out to help? Where do we go from here?

May 16, 2018

Ramadan Mubarak! The month of Ramadan has begun for our Muslim brothers and sisters, so this week Pastor Arik takes a quick look into what this sacred month is all about

May 1, 2018

His words gave voice to liberation. His theology gave the oppressed hope. In today's podcast, we honor the life and work of James Cone, whose message still has much to say to us, today

Apr 25, 2018

Too often we hold ourselves to the unrealistic expectation of perfection. In our homes, jobs, and relationships we strive to be perfect in all that we do. This week Pastor Arik looks at the perfection that can be found in our imperfection, as we strive to accept that we are perfect right now, just as we are.

Apr 19, 2018

As Pastor Arik prepares for the youth of the church to lead another worship service, he gives thanks and admires the gifts that the next generation brings

Apr 9, 2018

In response to the controversy surrounding the building of the local mosque, Pastor Arik wrote an opinion piece voicing his support. This is what that piece said

Mar 22, 2018

As Palm Sunday approaches, Pastor Arik looks at the power of protest as we prepare to celebrate the most well known protest in human history

Mar 13, 2018

Every person has a story worth sharing. This week, Pastor Arik encourages everyone to find a way to write down and pass along their story to future generations

Mar 6, 2018

This week we affirm that our lives have meaning and that we are here for a purpose. Join Pastor Arik as he celebrates all that we have to offer our world

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