• 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:

  • Doctrine: When the Need to be Right is Wrong

    The gospel of John tells us that Jesus, in his final hours of freedom before his arrest, trial and execution, devoted himself to prayer. I would guess that most of us, faced with a similar fate, would also feel a strong need to pray. The fact that he chose to...

  • Seeing More Clearly in Gray

    “And I think that’s what our world is desperately in need of – lovers, people who are building deep, genuine relationships with fellow strugglers along the way, and who actually know the faces of the people behind the issues they are concerned about.” ― Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an...