A SUBSTANTIVE HOPE

Our world is full of reasons to be cynical. When we stare at the facts, pessimism becomes easy and hopefulness becomes not only a choice, but a challenge. So, the question becomes: is having hope virtuous? Is hope necessary?

This Sunday at Storyline's Gathering, Wesley Rieth explored how choosing hope—or not choosing it—can influence everything we know about the world around us. 

ESCAPE OR FREEDOM

Life, oh boy.  So awesome and so tough. We love it, and yet...there are times, aren't there?

There are only so many ways to deal with all of these paradoxes.  

The next two weeks Mike Gathright will explore how the life and death and resurrection of Jesus can lead us and empower us into a uniquely meaningful way to experience and embrace all of life.

THE TRINITY PART 3 - The Space Between

or two weeks, we have made the case that the secret to living the "good life" is Joy. The Nature of God is Joy and we can have this Joy through the life of Jesus. but... What does that mean for me? It feels like something is missing. Is it really enough to just know and have Joy? Or is there something more going on here...? 

This week at the Gathering, Paul Knapp wrapped up our series on the "Good Life" and ask edthe question. "What does mean to truly LIVE the good life?"

COMMERCIAL SUNDAY

In an era where we all stream commercial-free television or fast forward through ads on the shows we've recorded - Super Bowl commercials have become an American tradition. Why?  They are more than just cute, funny and touching; they tap into something about the human condition. Often they entice us in directions that may not lead to our best possible life.

This Sunday at Storyline's Gathering, six Storyliners shared their favorite commercial and how they see God's goodness and grace in it. 

THE LOVE LEVEL - PART 3: Worship

This January we've been talking about the important and complicated issue of human growth and change, and how we might live the good life. And we've seen how Jesus brings an unprecedented perspective to this topic.

Sunday at Storyline's Gathering, Mike Gathright concluded this series with one last look at the wide gap between what the world says will satisfy us, and what God is inviting us into...as well as, how we might accept His offer.

THE LOVE LEVEL - PART 2:  
Keeping Score

How do you know if you are winning?  You first have to determine what game you are playing - what the rules are and how you keep score.  

What if part of the challenge of life is that we just can't seem to get a hold of how to keep score....like, what counts, or what should?

Jesus had an inside-out way of keeping score in life, one that no one had ever heard of or even dreamed of before him.  This Sunday morning at Storyline's Gathering, Mike Gathright considered the rules Jesus played by and the way he kept score - in life.  

CRABWALKING

We all know that most resolutions don't end up working.  And that is bummer, because we all have things about our lives, maybe about ourselves, we'd love to improve.


This Sunday at Storyline's Gathering Mike Gathright considered the upside down but ingenious way Jesus invites us to change and grow, to deepen and enrich our lives and ourselves.