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June 2007 Archives

A Disturbance in the Force There are a lot of reasons to stay clear of sin.  Author and speaker, Gary Thomas gives one of the most compelling. "Sin creates massive disturbance in our lives; holiness brings peace." Sin creates a […]

Tickets go on sale this weekend, after all five services, Saturday and Sunday outside the Sanctuary and the Upper Room!

Theologically we know that Jesus is ultimately our Sabbath rest and that we should not judge each other based upon our observance of it: "These are a shadow of the things that were to come:  the reality, however, is found […]

Reflections of a Jazz Theologian Live!  Every wednesday evening July 18th-August 29 in the Upper Room at the Aurora campus of Colorado Community Church.  Each evening will be a unique blend of great jazz music and spoken word from 7-9pm.  […]

The gospel is for those whose lives have reached tragicomic proportions.  When you read Paul’s description of his life in Romans 7, you don’t know whether to laugh or cry. "I do not understand what I do.  For what I […]

Do you remember when Jesus asked his disciples if his teaching offended them and many of them turned back and no longer followed him?  It was because of tragicomic hope. In John 6 Jesus fed the five thousand and then […]

Paul said that he was not ashamed of the gospel.  (Romans 1.16)  At first, it sounds so admirable but why would he be ashamed of the gospel?  Who would be ashamed of good news unless there was something about it […]

“The blues is an impulse to keep the painful details and episodes of a brutal experience alive in one’s aching consciousness, to finger its jagged grain, and to transcend it, not by the consolation of philosophy but by squeezing from […]