What kind of power did Jesus have? Could he leap tall buildings in a single bound? Was he able to bench press a donkey? If he wanted to could he pull a rabbit out of a hat?
Archive for ‘December, 2010’
Tagged as Jesus, Reflections, superhero, Theological Conversations, Theology
Tagged as Crazy, Immunization, Kingdom of God, Normal, Satan
The Devil has historically used a 1-2 punch to fight God. He usually starts by trying to snuff out the Kingdom of God, and if that doesn’t work, he tries to normalize the Kingdom of God. This normalization leads to a watered-down and mundane version of the Kingdom. God calls us to seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness.
Tagged as Boredom, Christmas, Gospel, Mystery, Universe
Christmas is the day that we celebrate the birth of Jesus and of God incarnate. For most of us, this day is celebrated in a fog of normalcy. The birth of Jesus has become old news that we’ve celebrated before. The greatest truth—a beautiful, profound, mysterious, and wonderful truth—is shrouded in the boredom of the same old story, and we lose the vision of the uniqueness of Jesus’ birth. God wants us to open our heart to the beauty of this universe, and He wants us to ask Him to keep us awake to the vibrant beauty of this story.
Tagged as COFHED, Haiti, News, Providence Ministries, Undercurrents
This Undercurrent gives an update on two ministries that Woodland Hills has partnered with to help with the Haiti earthquake relief and recovery effort.
Tagged as Christmas, Haiti, News, Subversive Christmas, Water
We officially ended our Water for Haiti campaign on Sunday, December 19. Find out how the campaign went and how the funds will be used to provide water for people in Haiti.
Tagged as Baby, Christmas, Fame, Herod, Power, Wealth
Christmas is a time of nostalgia when family and friends get together. Cute and serene can be words to describe this time, but Christmas and the birth of Jesus was anything but serene. The birth of Jesus was an act of war against the Empire of this world.
Tagged as Christmas, Consumerism, Empire, Subverting
Our culture is run by an empire built on the foundation of greed, selfishness, and consumerism. Jesus came to this world to subvert any empire other than the Kingdom of God. Jesus taught us the true meaning of freedom, peace, justice, and love, and He wants us to use these to subvert the empire.
Because of poor travel conditions in the Twin Cities area, we will not be holding our 9:00 service this morning, December 12. We do plan to have our 11:00 service.
Tagged as Greg Boyd, News, Sermons, The Meeting House
Last weekend, Bruxy Cavey from the Meeting House was our guest speaker. (If you haven’t heard his sermon yet, check it out!) While we heard from Bruxy, Greg was up speaking at the Meeting House. You can now download the audio and video of Greg’s message.
Invite your friends and family to spend some Christmas time with us! Find out about our service times during Christmas weekend…