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.
As the end of the year draws closer, Pastor Arik takes time to examine what drives us and inspires us to do what we do. Join him as he takes a closer look at "motivation"
With our youth leading worship this upcoming Sunday, Pastor Arik reflects upon the talents and energy they bring to the church
TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual assault, sexual harassment // This week Pastor Arik looks at the impact of the "Me Too" campaign on social media and reflects upon the importance of spreading awareness of the prevalence of sexual harassment and assault, and how important it is for us to end it once and for all.
As the seasons change, so too do our schedules and routines. This week Pastor Arik looks at the changes in his own life and reflects upon the importance of gratitude for the positive things happening around us.
In the wake of recent tragedies across our nation and globe, we take time to collect ourselves and try to find some happiness and joy in our darkened world. Join Pastor Arik as he mines the internet for facts and tidbits that he hopes will bring a much needed smile to your face.
As World Communion Sunday approaches, this week we explore the history of denominationalism and lift up the importance of unity that this upcoming Sunday brings - Music credit: "By Our Love" by King & Country
We all experience failures in life, but what happens when we experience success? This week we look at the fear that can come when things are going our way
With our nation recovering from two massive hurricanes, this week Pastor Arik looks at the importance of responding to the devastation not just with prayer, but with our time and resources as well
As we prepare for Fall, the theme of examining the choices we make is brought into focus
Following the solar eclipse that took place yesterday, Pastor Arik takes a look at a handful of scripture references to celestial events and examines why the heavens have always fascinated humankind.
This week Pastor Arik takes a look at the events that have unfolded in Charlottesville, and how these incidents are symptoms of a greater sickness in our nation
Back from his parental leave after the birth of his first child, Pastor Arik is throwing himself in the lion's den (or a dog's and cat's den, in this case) by hosting a "Blessing of the Animals" service this Sunday
As we celebrate the Fourth of July with our friends and loved ones, Pastor Arik takes a look back as to why this holiday is worth celebrating, and how many in our country are still fighting for the same things as our founding fathers.
As Vacation Bible School keeps Pastor Arik busy this week, he takes a closer look at how the church can be such an important place in young people's lives
As Pastor Arik awaits the birth of his first son, he discovers that "waiting" isn't such an easy thing after all
With Father's Day approaching, Pastor Arik gives thanks for his own father and the support he has been shown
After an unexpected encounter at the hospital early this week, Pastor Arik looks at how we can unexpectedly be agents of God's love in the lives of others
With our celebration of Pentecost approaching, this week Pastor Arik looks at how it is a perfect time to release our burdens and beginning anew