The More Better Life: More Better Community


God intends to accomplish his primary purposes in this world through his church. The first Christians understood that a decision to follow Christ also included a decision to make the church the hub of their world, even when it required the abandonment of existing social structures. – Randy Frazee

Hosea 11

Austin Schmidt A Message from Hosea 11

Experience Advent: Know Love


In the New Testament, love is more of a verb than a noun. It has more to do with acting than with feeling. The call to love is not so much a call to a certain state of feeling as it is to a quality of action. – R.C. Sproul

Experience Advent: Live Joy

Joy, not grit, is the hallmark of holy obedience. . . . This is a deep, resonant joy that has been shaped and tempered by the fires of suffering and sorrow; joy through the cross, joy because of the cross.
-Richard Foster

Experience Advent: Have Hope


The theological virtue of hope is the patient and trustful willingness to live without closure, without resolution, and still be content and even happy because our Satisfaction is now at another level, and our Source is beyond ourselves. – Richard Rohr