In the sermon Pastor Ken looks at recent first-person accounts of death and the afterlife, especially those in Dr. Eben Alexander’s book Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife and notes the striking parallels with the predictions in Revelation 21:10 – 22:5.
On Memorial Day, Rev. Barnes explored the idea that the meaning of a life comes not from actions and words, but from our interior being – - the internalized values and beliefs that color our perceptions and find expression in words and deeds. Ken shows that this idea is one [...]
In this sermon Rev. Barnes addresses the dilemma that often faces religious liberals: our personal theology tends to be open-ended, containing as many questions as answers, but people in pain often are looking for simple, definitive guidance – - heaven vs. hell . . . how to be “saved” – [...]
For Mothers Day, Ken shared the story of a family he knew growing up in Kelseyville. In a sense, they were a very ordinary family, but to hear their story is to understand anew the extraordinary power for good that resides in every healthy family. Ken goes on to connect [...]
Rev Stokstad was our Pastor from 2004 to 2008. Drawing on Acts 16: 13-15, she explored the difference between the all-too-common understanding of “Evangelism” as a sort of Christian salesmanship, and a more valid understanding rooted in deeds not words. She cited some of our activities, like Pilgrim Park and [...]