Things Jesus Never Said #3 - God helps those who help themselves

Things Jesus Never Said #3 - God helps those who help themselves

Jesus gets credit for all sorts of things that he never said and this is a problem. We have a tendency to attach attach our own made-up ideas and cultural experiences to Jesus and some of these ideas have the potential to shape our relationship with God and with people.

Or perhaps worse, we fill in the blank with what we want Jesus to say and create a Jesus that shares our values and priorities.

If we give Jesus credit for an idea that wasn’t his, we assign kingdom value to that idea and this can destroy relationships and give us a distorted of what it means to follow Jesus.

...these are just some of the things, Jesus never said.

Things Jesus Never Said #2 - God won't give you more than you can handle

Things Jesus Never Said #2 - God won't give you more than you can handle

Jesus gets credit for all sorts of things that he never said and this is a problem. We have a tendency to attach attach our own made-up ideas and cultural experiences to Jesus and some of these ideas have the potential to shape our relationship with God and with people.

Or perhaps worse, we fill in the blank with what we want Jesus to say and create a Jesus that shares our values and priorities.

If we give Jesus credit for an idea that wasn’t his, we assign kingdom value to that idea and this can destroy relationships and give us a distorted of what it means to follow Jesus.

...these are just some of the things, Jesus never said.

Things Jesus Never Said #1 - I want to be your personal Savior (José Guillen)

Things Jesus Never Said #1 - I want to be your personal Savior (José Guillen)

Jesus gets credit for all sorts of things that he never said and this is a problem. We have a tendency to attach attach our own made-up ideas and cultural experiences to Jesus and some of these ideas have the potential to shape our relationship with God and with people.

Or perhaps worse, we fill in the blank with what we want Jesus to say and create a Jesus that shares our values and priorities.

If we give Jesus credit for an idea that wasn’t his, we assign kingdom value to that idea and this can destroy relationships and give us a distorted of what it means to follow Jesus.

...these are just some of the things, Jesus never said.

The Science of Scripture #6 - Paul, Adam, Original Sin

The Science of Scripture #6 - Paul, Adam, Original Sin

Maybe you grew up as a Christian. 
In America.
In a church that was good... but not good with science.

It might even be true that you were exposed to alternative 'science.' 
The sort that was determined to show you how the Bible is the original science text book.

Well...
We think there's a better way. 
Too many people give up on God, because they were handed the wrong set of tools for reading the bible.

Science isn't the enemy of faith.
The Bible isn't a text book for proving alt-science.

A better conversation, a more faithful way of reading Scripture, does exist.
Join us for a series where we examine: how to read the Bible, Genesis 1, Adam & Eve, and more!

The Science of Scripture #5 - Adam, Eve, Wisdom & Exile

The Science of Scripture #5 - Adam, Eve, Wisdom & Exile

Maybe you grew up as a Christian. 
In America.
In a church that was good... but not good with science.

It might even be true that you were exposed to alternative 'science.' 
The sort that was determined to show you how the Bible is the original science text book.

Well...
We think there's a better way. 
Too many people give up on God, because they were handed the wrong set of tools for reading the bible.

Science isn't the enemy of faith.
The Bible isn't a text book for proving alt-science.

A better conversation, a more faithful way of reading Scripture, does exist.
Join us for a series where we examine: how to read the Bible, Genesis 1, Adam & Eve, and more!

The Science of Scripture #4 - God's Subversive Image

The Science of Scripture #4 - God's Subversive Image

Maybe you grew up as a Christian. 
In America.
In a church that was good... but not good with science.

It might even be true that you were exposed to alternative 'science.' 
The sort that was determined to show you how the Bible is the original science text book.

Well...
We think there's a better way. 
Too many people give up on God, because they were handed the wrong set of tools for reading the bible.

Science isn't the enemy of faith.
The Bible isn't a text book for proving alt-science.

A better conversation, a more faithful way of reading Scripture, does exist.
Join us for a series where we examine: how to read the Bible, Genesis 1, Adam & Eve, and more!

The Science of Scripture #3 - It's All God's Temple

The Science of Scripture #3 - It's All God's Temple

Maybe you grew up as a Christian. 
In America.
In a church that was good... but not good with science.

It might even be true that you were exposed to alternative 'science.' 
The sort that was determined to show you how the Bible is the original science text book.

Well...
We think there's a better way. 
Too many people give up on God, because they were handed the wrong set of tools for reading the bible.

Science isn't the enemy of faith.
The Bible isn't a text book for proving alt-science.

A better conversation, a more faithful way of reading Scripture, does exist.
Join us for a series where we examine: how to read the Bible, Genesis 1, Adam & Eve, and more!

The Science of Scripture #2 - The WHO not the HOW

The Science of Scripture #2 - The WHO not the HOW

Maybe you grew up as a Christian. 
In America.
In a church that was good... but not good with science.

It might even be true that you were exposed to alternative 'science.' 
The sort that was determined to show you how the Bible is the original science text book.

Well...
We think there's a better way. 
Too many people give up on God, because they were handed the wrong set of tools for reading the bible.

Science isn't the enemy of faith.
The Bible isn't a text book for proving alt-science.

A better conversation, a more faithful way of reading Scripture, does exist.
Join us for a series where we examine: how to read the Bible, Genesis 1, Adam & Eve, and more!

The Science of Scripture #1 - Jesus was Wrong about Science

The Science of Scripture #1 - Jesus was Wrong about Science

Maybe you grew up as a Christian. 
In America.
In a church that was good... but not good with science.

It might even be true that you were exposed to alternative 'science.' 
The sort that was determined to show you how the Bible is the original science text book.

Well...
We think there's a better way. 
Too many people give up on God, because they were handed the wrong set of tools for reading the bible.

Science isn't the enemy of faith.
The Bible isn't a text book for proving alt-science.

A better conversation, a more faithful way of reading Scripture, does exist.
Join us for a series where we examine: how to read the Bible, Genesis 1, Adam & Eve, and more!

Encounters by the Sea #6 - Fear and Becoming Human

Encounters by the Sea #6 - Fear and Becoming Human

Much of the New Testament narrative of Jesus’ ministry takes place “by the water” – specifically by the Sea of Galilee. In the gospel of Mark especially, some of the most significant and astonishing events in Jesus’ ministry are on or by the Sea of Galilee. During Lent we confront darkness, exile, abandonment, chaos and evil. In the biblical tradition, "the sea" is where evil does its worst. We all have "seas" within us that rage against our true humanity. Jesus came to tame the sea and to unleash a better way to exist in the world. Join us as we wield hope to confront the seas within us and those that engulf our world.

Encounters by the Sea #5 - Hopeful Resistance (Cara Meredith)

Encounters by the Sea #5 - Hopeful Resistance (Cara Meredith)

This week Pangea welcomes Cara Meredith. She is a blogger, author, and speaker. And as you will see from this message, she is really gifted. Check out her website!

Much of the New Testament narrative of Jesus’ ministry takes place “by the water” – specifically by the Sea of Galilee. In the gospel of Mark especially, some of the most significant and astonishing events in Jesus’ ministry are on or by the Sea of Galilee. During Lent we confront darkness, exile, abandonment, chaos and evil. In the biblical tradition, "the sea" is where evil does its worst. We all have "seas" within us that rage against our true humanity. Jesus came to tame the sea and to unleash a better way to exist in the world. Join us as we wield hope to confront the seas within us and those that engulf our world.

Encounters by the Sea #4 - Sandwiches, Stories, & Jesus

Encounters by the Sea #4 - Sandwiches, Stories, & Jesus

Much of the New Testament narrative of Jesus’ ministry takes place “by the water” – specifically by the Sea of Galilee. In the gospel of Mark especially, some of the most significant and astonishing events in Jesus’ ministry are on or by the Sea of Galilee. During Lent we confront darkness, exile, abandonment, chaos and evil. In the biblical tradition, "the sea" is where evil does its worst. We all have "seas" within us that rage against our true humanity. Jesus came to tame the sea and to unleash a better way to exist in the world. Join us as we wield hope to confront the seas within us and those that engulf our world.

Encounters by the Sea #3 - Sending Pigs Back to the Sea

Encounters by the Sea #3 - Sending Pigs Back to the Sea

Much of the New Testament narrative of Jesus’ ministry takes place “by the water” – specifically by the Sea of Galilee. In the gospel of Mark especially, some of the most significant and astonishing events in Jesus’ ministry are on or by the Sea of Galilee. During Lent we confront darkness, exile, abandonment, chaos and evil. In the biblical tradition, "the sea" is where evil does its worst. We all have "seas" within us that rage against our true humanity. Jesus came to tame the sea and to unleash a better way to exist in the world. Join us as we wield hope to confront the seas within us and those that engulf our world.

Encounters by the Sea #2 - Calling Disciples out of the Sea

Encounters by the Sea #2 - Calling Disciples out of the Sea

Much of the New Testament narrative of Jesus’ ministry takes place “by the water” – specifically by the Sea of Galilee. In the gospel of Mark especially, some of the most significant and astonishing events in Jesus’ ministry are on or by the Sea of Galilee. During Lent we confront darkness, exile, abandonment, chaos and evil. In the biblical tradition, "the sea" is where evil does its worst. We all have "seas" within us that rage against our true humanity. Jesus came to tame the sea and to unleash a better way to exist in the world. Join us as we wield hope to confront the seas within us and those that engulf our world.

Encounters by the Sea #1 - Cosmic Battle Against the Sea

Encounters by the Sea #1 - Cosmic Battle Against the Sea

Much of the New Testament narrative of Jesus’ ministry takes place “by the water” – specifically by the Sea of Galilee. In the gospel of Mark especially, some of the most significant and astonishing events in Jesus’ ministry are on or by the Sea of Galilee. During Lent we confront darkness, exile, abandonment, chaos and evil. In the biblical tradition, "the sea" is where evil does its worst. We all have "seas" within us that rage against our true humanity. Jesus came to tame the sea and to unleash a better way to exist in the world. Join us as we wield hope to confront the seas within us and those that engulf our world. 

TXT - Doubt, Glory, & Memory (Transfiguration Sunday)

TXT - Doubt, Glory, & Memory (Transfiguration Sunday)

In this "occasional series" called TXT (Text), voices from Pangea (and guest speakers) reflect on a passage from the Scriptures and let it take the lead. Sometimes, the text will come from the Lectionary, while at other times it will be at the speaker's discretion. On special Sundays and in between teaching series, these talks will bring passion to bear on sacred Scripture and will allow the ancient text to inform the scripts of our modern lives.

TXT - Jesus, Courage, & Lament (José Guillen)

TXT - Jesus, Courage, & Lament (José Guillen)

In this "occasional series" called TXT (Text), voices from Pangea (and guest speakers) reflect on a passage from the Scriptures and let it take the lead. Sometimes, the text will come from the Lectionary, while at other times it will be at the speaker's discretion. On special Sundays and in between teaching series, these talks will bring passion to bear on sacred Scripture and will allow the ancient text to inform the scripts of our modern lives.