ECHOS Part 2 - On Your Side

For many reasons when we think of God, most of us in the West think of a male deity.  Father.  That isn't wrong, but are we missing some essential aspects of the character of God when we limit "Him" to being a male?

This Sunday is Mother's Day and Mike Gathright considered what we might learn from considering mothers and motherhood with God's approach to each and every one of us.  

 

 

ECHOS Part 1 - Justice

Plato said, "All learning is remembering."  What did he mean by that?  Could it be that we know things, that we don't know we know...universal "truths" that resonate with all human hearts?  Where in the world did this come from?  Or didn't it?

This Sunday at Storyline's Gathering Mike Gathright will begin a month long exploration of the echoes of God in the world, in our life and in our hearts.  Do we know more than we know we know?  Do we believe more than we believe we do?  Jesus seems to think so.

HOPE, FAITH and....

Winston Churchill once said, "Democracy is the worst form of government - except for all the others that have been tried."  To some extent, the same could be said of living with hope and living by faith...tough stuff. But certainly better than the alternative.

This Sunday at Storyline's Gathering Mike Gathright considered what flows out of living with hope and living by faith that can transform life into the abundant life, Jesus is inviting us in to.

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.