Here’s the audio from the message. I had a unique experience on Thursday. I read a Seattle Post-Intelligencer article on-line about Pastor Mark Driscoll’s review of the movie Avatar.  What shocked me was not Pastor Mark’s take on the movie… but the comments that followed.  The story was posted at 4:57 pm on Wednesday, and… Continue reading →

Here’s the sermon audio Simply turn on the TV, go to or open up any newspaper or magazine, and we quickly see that things are not the way they are supposed to be.  Whether it’s images of the earthquake in Haiti, crime reports of yet another murder on our city streets, greed run amuck… Continue reading →

Here’s the audio for the message This is the question that I have been the most “anxious” about in this whole YouAskedForIt series.  This question frequently intersects our lives and has the potential of being divisive within Northshore and within the larger evangelical movement.  Here’s the question: What’s the Church’s role in politics? A lot… Continue reading →

Here’s the audio for “What Happens in the End?” Eternity has been on my heart and mind this week.  My grandmother passed away on Sunday, January 31.  She would have been 90 years old this April.  On Wednesday, I boarded a plane for Colorado Springs and officiated her memorial service Thursday morning.   When you’re spending… Continue reading →

Here’s the audio of the message This past Sunday, we attempted to “tackle” (or were tackled by… depends upon your perspective) one of the most challenging theological issues in the Christian faith… do I choose God or does God choose me?  Church theologians and philosophers, as well as pastors and parishioners, have been attempting to… Continue reading →

Here’s the audio for the message On Sunday, January 24 we continued in our third You Asked For It message with the question “What is sin & why do I still struggle with it?” This blog post will go into more depth than we were able to on Sunday.  There also many additional resources for… Continue reading →

Here’s the audio for “What’s the Rub Between the Bible & Science” (January 17, 2010) This Sunday, we ventured into our second question of eight with “What’s the rub between the Bible and science?”  This is a hot topic “outside” and “inside” the Church.  This post will give further resources and address further issues that… Continue reading →

Here’s the audio for “How Can I Trust the Bible?” (January 10, 2010) On Sunday, January 10, we launched our “You Asked For It” series with the first of eight questions: How can I trust the Bible?  The purpose of this post is to give you resources for further study and conversation as you explore… Continue reading →

This Sunday, January 10, we are launching an 8-week message series called “You Asked For It.”  Throughout December many of you sent me great questions that you wrestle with, are perplexed by, and want further clarity.  Thanks for taking the time and effort to send me these questions.  I received questions about God, the Bible,… Continue reading →