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
This weekend is Father's Day, so this week Pastor Arik takes some time to celebrate the father figures who have helped us become the people we are, today
This week Pastor Arik is off on vacation to the Black Hills in South Dakota. Join him as he reflects upon those "Spiritual Homes" in our lives and why they beckon us to return.
TW: School Shooting
In the aftermath of the school shooting that took the lives of nineteen kids and two teachers, this week Pastor Arik processes what it means and why "Thoughts and Prayers" are not enough
This week Pastor Arik takes a look at the debate surrounding Roe v. Wade, and explains why he is a pro-choice pastor. If you aren't up for engaging in this material, feel free to skip this week's episode.
This upcoming Sunday is Music Appreciation Sunday in worship. To honor the impact that music can have in a person's life, this week Pastor Arik re-releases an interview he held with an organist/music director he worked with many years ago.
With Mother's Day approaching this weekend, this week Pastor Arik emphasizes the importance of celebrating all women in our lives, not just our biological mothers. Join him as he lifts up two poems from poets that capture the impact women can have in our world.
On this day in history, Nelson Mandela was elected as the first president of South Africa. Join Pastor Arik as he looks at the impact Nelson Mandela has had on the world
With Easter now behind us, this week Pastor Arik looks at what the season is all about: love! Join him as he shares two romantic tales of love, and one friendship that stood the test of time.