Incognito King

Pastor Chris Seay leads us in a reflection on The Princess Bride and Christ's words about loving our enemies. Christ teaches us the only way to end the cycle of violence in the world: choosing forgiveness over revenge. When we choose revenge, we find not only that we continue the cycle in the world but also in our own hearts, as retaliation is futile method in finding peace.

The Princess Bride: Revenge

Pastor Chris Seay leads us in a reflection on The Princess Bride and Christ's words about loving our enemies. Christ teaches us the only way to end the cycle of violence in the world: choosing forgiveness over revenge. When we choose revenge, we find not only that we continue the cycle in the world but also in our own hearts, as retaliation is futile method in finding peace.

Open Door

Pastor Chris Seay calls upon all in our Ecclesia family to serve in some particular ways as we continue to grieve with all those touched by the shooting at Santa Fe High School. We are called to respond as those covered in the grace and mercy of our Savior, to transform shame, especially in the lives of young people in vulnerable circumstances. 

Turning Grief Into Action

Pastor Chris Seay calls upon all in our Ecclesia family to serve in some particular ways as we continue to grieve with all those touched by the shooting at Santa Fe High School. We are called to respond as those covered in the grace and mercy of our Savior, to transform shame, especially in the lives of young people in vulnerable circumstances. 

Moses' Backpack

Pastor Jim Doremus closed our series in Exodus with a moving message about the legacy of Moses' life. We each carry a "backpack" with us, holding all the pieces of our lives — faith, family history, failures and successes. If, like Moses, we learn to submit to God in humility, we’ll find God weaves all of these threads together more remarkably than we could have imagined.

Land of Queso and Baklava

Pastor Chris Seay continues our series in the Exodus as we examine how we can miss out on life by hardening our hearts to God. When we allow our lives to become routine, we do not stop to mourn or celebrate and we lose empathy. Our call to action is to rely on God daily, pursue daily adventure, live well, chase our passion and feel the joy & pain of others.

iGods: The Gift and Folly of Technology

This week, it was a treat to have Dr. Craig Detweiler, president of the Seattle School, with us. Craig talked about the profound impact that technology has had in the life of God's people since Creation, and the tension we face of it being both a beautiful gift and a dangerous curse. Craig encouraged us to embrace technology to expand the church's horizons, while also learning the power of powering off.

Exceedingly Good

Pastor Sean Palmer returned to our ongoing series in the Exodus. He invites us to consider the excuses we make and the ways we settle for just "good enough", when God is calling us to more; the true promised land that can only be entered when we're willing to commit through the inevitable hardships along the way.