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Jesus Deconstructed the Law

jesus desconstructed the law

Jesus often didn’t follow Jewish laws to the anger of the Pharisees. Pastor Adam explains how and why Jesus deconstructed the law.

Does Religion Cause Violence?

Does religion cause violence

Pastor Adam answers the often asked question does religion cause violence by explaining René Girard’s insights on how religion developed.

The Top 3 Things You Need to Unlearn About The Bible

top 3 things to unlearn about the bible

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 […]

Why You Should Run from Bible Believing Churches

Why You Should Run from Bible Believing Churches

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 […]

Why Christianity Is Not About Being Good

Why Christianity Is Not About Being Good

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 […]