This week, to celebrate the approach of Christmas, Pastor Arik dives into the past to release a special audio version of a short movie he wrote and produced for his church back in 2020. Enjoy his riff on the Dickens' classic, as he presents "A Pandemic Christmas Carol"
As the days get shorter and the nights grow longer, this week Pastor Arik reflects on the need for a space and time to let our walls come down. Join him as he reads prayers and poetry that acknowledge that this season can be hard for many of us.
Pastor Arik is feeling under the weather this week, so on this week's episode he shares one of his favorite Christmas poems by one of his favorite poets, Sh'maya.
As we transition into the month of December, Pastor Arik reflects on why this time of the year is particularly unique
With Thanksgiving just a few days away, this week Pastor Arik lifts up a series of journal prompts to help us practice the art of gratitude.
After a frustrating few weeks, in this episode Pastor Arik reflects upon the different approaches to what a pastor is, and how he envisions his role in the congregation
Yesterday was election day, so this week Pastor Arik looks at ways we can change our world for the better at the local level, one life at a time
With this week marking a year since Pastor Arik joined in ministry with Community of Faith, he takes time this week to reflect upon what he has learned and where we can go from here.
As Halloween approaches, this week Pastor Arik takes a closer look at the origin of the beloved holiday
This week Pastor Arik talks about how an unexpected renovation took him from a place of grouchiness to gratitude. Join him as he examines how more parts of our life need to be reexamined to see what lives underneath.
This upcoming Sunday we will be holding a service of lament in worship. To prepare ourselves for the service, this week Pastor Arik looks at the importance of having places and times when we can release our sorrows back to God.
This week Pastor Arik takes a dive into human psychology as he explores four common ways we respond to trauma
This week Pastor Arik reflects upon the holiday of Rosh Hashanah, and examines how we can take the message of this sacred day to heart.
Today marks the eight year anniversary since Pastor Arik's ordination. This week he explores why the day means so much to him and the importance of finding one's calling
Pastor Arik has fallen ill, once again, and uses this opportunity to reflect on how much we have all been through during the past few years
Last week, Pastor Arik experienced an unexpected wake-up call, and decided to use the opportunity to reflect upon the need to slow down and appreciate life.
After a recent increase in people seeking pastoral counseling, this week Pastor Arik reflects upon a common theme found in all of his sessions and imagines a better world that is within our reach.
This week, reflecting upon a show he has been watching, Pastor Arik explores the power that hope has in our lives.
Pastor Arik has been through a lot over the past couple of weeks, but it has helped him put things in perspective. Join him as he reflects upon how a change of mindset can make all the difference.
With the church reaching the end of its search for a new Christian Education Director, this week Pastor Arik reflects upon how important Christian Education was for him and his own faith journey
With Pastor Arik's son turning five years old this past week, he explores just how much life can change over the course of five years
This week we contemplate that timeless question... "Who is my neighbor?"
While it can be hard getting into the patriotic spirit this year, this week Pastor Arik shares a poem from his favorite poet, Shmaya, that helps us think about freedom in a new way.
After returning home from vacation and recovering from COVID, this week Pastor Arik shares the most impactful experience he had on vacation - his pilgrimage up Bear Butte