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
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
In the aftermath of the shooting in Florida and with these survivors becoming outspoken activists, Pastor Arik takes a look at how young people have always been at the forefront of societal change in our world
As Ash Wednesday approaches, Pastor Arik examines how this holiday helps prepare us for our Lenten journey
As we are bombarded on all sides with the message that we aren't happy enough, smart enough, or thin enough, Pastor Arik takes time to remind us that we are perfect and more than enough, just as we are
Sometimes saying "No" can be the hardest thing for us to do. However, by learning to say "no" from time to time, we can rediscover the value of our time and energy
If today was your last day alive, would you have any regrets? This is the question Pastor Arik dives into this week on The Clergy Corner
As we mark the 100th episode of the Clergy Corner, Pastor Arik looks at the value that comes from doing the same task over and over again
Somehow we made it to 2018! This week Pastor Arik looks at how a new year can be seen as an opportunity to have a second chance at getting this right. Join Pastor Arik as he encourages all of us to bring more love and light into the world this upcoming year.
Pastor Arik is taking a few weeks off from the podcast to finish up Christmas preparations and to go on vacation. The podcast will resume its weekly schedule in January. Have a happy holiday and a blessed new year!
It's that time of the year as Pastor Arik finds himself fighting off the various illnesses that ail him. This week he looks at what we can do to take whatever sickness we face in stride.
This week Pastor Arik looks at how anger can be a healthy and holy response to the injustices that surround us
To help get us through the end of the year, this week Pastor Arik recommends two books and two podcasts he finds entertaining and worthwhile
As Thanksgiving approaches this week, Pastor Arik encourages all of us to find time to appreciate and give thanks for the little things in life
Three years is a long time! This week Pastor Arik invites us to look back on where we were three years ago, and invite us to imagine what life might look like for us three years from now.
With Veterans Day approaching, Pastor Arik looks a two feel-good stories about a couple of our nation's heroes.