Nick and I have been doing these short interviews with people from our church (www.sierra.church/15min/). Each interview features different questions. One common question we have been asking is,”What have you learned about yourself or God durning the COVID-19 shutdown?” This
The Sower #2 (Questions for 4/21/20)
Here are your 3 questions for this week. Jesus uses at lest 38 parables, we are not going to study all of them but I’d like to know which ones you’d like to cover. Please read the list following the
The Sower questions (for 4/15/20)
We are going to be talking about the Parable of the Sower this Wednesday. You can read it in Matthew 13:1-23. http://thirdplace.cc/blog/2020/04/13/the-sower-questions-for-4-15-20/ It might help to watch the Bible Project video on the Parables to refresh you mind: https://bibleproject.com/videos/how-to-read-the-bible-the-parables-of-jesus/ 1.
Fill in the blank: “All of humanity’s problems stem from…”
“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” Blaise Pascal- A French mathematician, inventor and theologian. If you were going to write a list of the top 10 problems that affect our lives, would
Generosity, Rest and Kingdom… (so far)…
The Bible Project keeps pumping our great stuff. Since the COVID-19 stuff hit the fan, they have put out a weekly devotional/study called “Church at Home”. A short video and some great follow-up questions. The first three are on, Generosity,
What is Lent? The word “Lent” comes from the Old English word “lengten,” which simply means “spring” — when the days lengthen and new life springs forth. It is a time in which we anticipate the victory of the light and life of Christ
Weakness, Fear and Trembling.
Yes, Paul was human, too. It is almost impossible to think or talk about Paul in Bible and not think of the amazing things God accomplished through him. In terms of accomplishments it’s a little like watching a highlight reel
Every generation writes it’s own moral codes. Sometimes little changes from one generation to the next. Recently, moral codes seem to be changing at an increasing rate. This last Wednesday we talked about North Carolina’s new state law that says, ‘transgender
Lent: Why bother.
Is it really worth taking time to add this man-made (it’s not commanded in the Bible) seasonal marker to you already busy life? I believe it is. If you decide to practice Lent this year here are few ideas Usually Lent
I really enjoyed our “Debate” series. Each week I was reminded of what a thoughtful and articulate group we have! Starting next week we are going to spend 8 weeks looking at the lives of 8 extraordinary women in the
Going to Jail for Jesus
A very good article from Al Mohler about the county clerk in Kentucky who is serving jail time for not issuing a marriage licenses to same a sex couple. The article sheds light on some little know facts about the
Truth from the Pretend Church
If there wasn’t something good/enjoyable about it, they wouldn’t copy it. That was my first thought when reading about the the Church that was “non-religious”. I had a real mix of emotion and thought after reading about this “Church” and