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Does Christianity cause violence or does it offer a path to peace? Suzanne Ross explores the relationship and history of religion and violence as a love story, illuminated by René Girard’s mimetic theory.

Adam Ericksen asks the big question, “Is God violent?” Taking a look at how Jesus interprets scripture gives us powerful insights.

Suzanne Ross ponders on the doctrine of the Incarnation and brings up insights that will change the way you think about yourself, your relationships, and where God is present in your life.

Pastor Adam Ericksen poses the question “Why are younger generations leaving their churches?” and explores how Jesus would approach the situation.

Pastor Adam owns his status as a heretic and invites you to do the same, “for even Jesus was accused of heresy.” He also explores what it means to truly be a Christian.

Suzanne Ross reveals how belonging is achieved through both positive and negative means. Which way of belonging do you seek?

The prophet Jeremiah delivered an apocalyptic warning about climate justice 2,500 years ago. Today young prophets like Greta Thunberg deliver the same warning. That warning isn’t about doom and gloom. It’s about hope. Check out Adam’s sermon for more on climate justice.

In the freshmen year of high school, Suzanne Ross was taught God is love. But for her and her classmates, that did not seem like good news.

In his sermon, Adam Ericksen explores what it means to lead to a meaningful life through three religious figures – Solomon, Buddha, and Jesus. Their wisdom leads people on similar paths.

Is the point of religion to make us good people? Adam Ericksen says no. In fact, being good can be very bad! Find out why in this sermon.