As churches struggle to keep their doors open, Pastor Arik invites us to ask ourselves, "What is the church?"
The words we use matter. This week, join Pastor Arik as he takes a closer look at the power of the words we wield
Reflecting upon a wisdom story, this week Pastor Arik shares the story of a king and his four wives
As Pastor Arik begins his own journey of spiritual direction, he takes a look at how therapy and counseling can benefit everyone
As Pastor Arik prepares to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in worship on Sunday, he looks at how his message of justice and equality (and challenge to the status quo) resonate with us even today
excerpts from "I Have a Dream" speech
Merry Christmas! This week Pastor Arik looks at how powerful the Christmas story truly is. Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
After a short hiatus, this week Pastor Arik returns to talk about the power of a single voice. "Oceans" performed by Hillsong United
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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