Sermon: A Vision of Heaven

What will heaven be like? Its the kind of question we hear from curious four and six year olds, who are first contemplating that there might be something more and bigger than this life. What will heaven be like? It is the question of aging saints who confidently face death. What will heaven be like?…

Sermon: Micah IV – A New Hope

I don’t say it enough, but it is a joy and privilege to be called by God to share his word with you each week. I thank God for you, that as we seek to hear God’s word and respond in faith, we get to do it together. As Pastor Olga knows, this series through…

Sermon: The Ships of Tarshish

In The Last Battle, the concluding book of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, heaven comes crashing into earth. Aslan, the Christ-figure, returns and the characters see him face-to-face, and those who respond with joy are invited into the wide open country of salvation. And what they discover is that this salvation land, this redemption country,…

First Glance: Luke 16:19-31

Abraham replied, “They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.” “No, Father Abraham,” he said, “but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.” He said to him, “If they will not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone comes back from…

Review: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

Jerry L. Walls, Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: A Protestant View of the Cosmic Drama. Brazos Press, 2015. Interest in heaven, hell, and the afterlife have seen a dramatic increase in recent years. Myriads of books, movies, and articles have been published reporting both sensational experiences and profound skepticism. Yet what this resurgence has often lacked…