• Childness Welcome

    When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child,; when I became a man I put away childish things”  I Cor. 13:11   I have heard this verse used as a club against children. All things child are supposed...

  • Nobody Limps Anymore

    There is a story in the book of Genesis about Jacob, the son of Isaac, a conniver, manipulator and all around usurper.   Jacob could have definitely been a captain of industry or a king of Wall Street with his Machiavellian instincts for sticking it to other people for his own...

  • Complex Living

    I don’t know if this election cycle illuminated ugliness and divisiveness that already existed or helped create it, or both? People are unfriending each other, ending real friendships, leaving churches and using political positions as litmus tests of intelligence, character and spirituality. This, much like the on air tv personalities’...

  • Church Shouldn’t Be This Hard-Tom Ehrich

    We desire to be a church where people can come together, can challenge and love one another. What do you think of Tom Ehrich’s commentary on the state of the church? “Church should be a safe place — safe to be oneself, safe to make one’s confession, safe to love...

  • What is the Church Supposed to Look Like?

    It seems to me that when we talk about what the church looks like, specifically, mission, vision, and values from Acts chapter 2, we uniformly miss one of the central components. Why is that? Take a look with me at Acts 2, the first description of the first church: 6 A...

  • Thoughts from Tim Foreman

    Check out some great thoughts from Tim Foreman “And I think that comes from saying yes to things that are difficult, dangerous and uncomfortable. Things that require time. Things that are messy. Things that expand our understanding of others, and what it means to love. I’m fully aware that fostering puppies...

  • Missional

    Our mission statement claims that we are “missional.” We usually like to define things in the positive; however, for this blog we will attempt to define the term “missional” by what it is not with help from wwwfriendsofmissional.org. Enjoy. The missional church is not a dispenser of religious goods and...

  • Relational

    Relational We talk a lot about being relational at Cornerstone but what does it mean to be relational? Adrian Warnock on Patheos.com helps us move the term from abstract to concrete with an illuminating list of examples and comments about what relational Christianity looks like in practice. Enjoy. Solo Christianity...

  • Politics and Religion

      In honor of primary election day I thought I would take a stab at offending the most people possible by talking about politics and religion; a daily double of antagonism if you will. One of Jesus’ last recorded prayers in John chapter 17 tells us that the thing He...

  • God is…Just

    This past week we wrestled with the topic of God being just. As an opening part of the sermon we watched this spoken word which echoes so much of what we all struggle with. Check it out: