Pastor Adam explains the problem caused by Netanyahu’s reference to Biblical genocide, but states there Is still hope for peace.
People use Jesus’ statement, “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.” to justify violence. Pastor Adam debunks this misinterpretation.
The unique overlap of St. Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday has Pastor Adam reflecting on love and death and what they teach us.
Jesus often didn’t follow Jewish laws to the anger of the Pharisees. Pastor Adam explains how and why Jesus deconstructed the law.
Pastor Adam explains whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr. occurs when King is quoted on nonviolence, but not injustice or racism.
Pastor Adam answers the often asked question does religion cause violence by explaining René Girard’s insights on how religion developed.
Pastor Adam explains the unchristianity of Christian Nationalism using Scripture and America’s founding documents.
The Bible elicits strong emotions for almost everyone. For some, it fosters feelings of awe, reverence, and devotion. For others it brings feelings of shame, harm, and spiritual abuse. After all, the Bible has inspired great acts of love through people like St. Francis, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King, Jr. But it has also […]
When my family moved to a new area many years ago, we started looking for churches to attend. Besides visiting a church, the best way to gain a feel for a church is to visit their website. Specifically, their About Us page. Since examining church websites, I’ve noticed some pretty strange beliefs out there. Many […]
The following is a sermon I preached at Clackamas United Church of Christ, near Portland, Oregon. You can read or watch the sermon below. The primary scripture text was Jesus’ baptism in Luke 3:15-22. When I was in seminary, I had to take a class on the Old Testament. I enjoyed that class, but there was one […]