Exodus (Sermon Series)
There is an old Southwest Airlines commercial with the tagline, "Need to get away?" The line was always delivered after a particularly embarrassing or difficult episode for the protagonist in the ad. Well, after hundreds of years in slavery, the Hebrews needed to get out of Egypt. Their experience may seem far from yours--but...
James (Sermon Series)
Wisdom--everyone knows it when they see it; but what is it? Adam and Eve wanted it, but they looked in the wrong place for it and we've suffered the consequences ever since. James tells us to pray for it, and by doing that he shows us the true source of wisdom. For winter months of 2015 Pastor Chris will preach through...
The Parables of Jesus (Sermon Series)
It has been said that the story of Jesus is the "greatest story ever told". It is not an overstatement to add that he was also the greatest story teller who ever lived. Please join us as Pastor Chris preaches on some the best known and most beloved of Jesus's parables.
The 7 “I AM” Sayings in the Gospel of John
From May 11th through June 29, Pastor Chris will be preaching a 7 weeks sermon series entitled, "Jesus is what you're looking for: The 7 "I AM" sayings in the Gospel of John.
The Gospel According to Joseph (Sermon Series)
The story of Joseph is one of the most captivating in the Bible, it is full of drama, and what is called. "human interest". It is, as many people know, a story of betrayal and forgiveness. It also contains perhaps the most praise worthy person in the Bible apart from Jesus--Joseph, the dream-filled boy with the wonderful robe...
1 Timothy (Sermon Series)
1 Timothy is more than a personal letter, it is scripture. How can a letter from one man to another serve the church? Well this is a professional letter from a master to his apprentice. And their profession is the oversight of the Household of God. During this sermon series Pastor C. R. Wiley will help you look over Timothy's shoulder as he reads the...
Lost & Found in the Cosmos: The Alternate and Alternative Worlds of H. P. Lovecraft and C. S. Lewis
Touchstone Cover In this article for Touchstone, Pastor Chris compares and contrasts the literary legacies of two of the most important writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in the twentieth century...
Christian Sexual Ethics Sunday School Series
This course explores the intellectual and cultural influences that have led to the anomie and relativism of sexual practice in Western culture. The course also establishes a biblical, philosophical, and institutional basis for traditional Christian...
The Law of God (Sermon Series)
Pastor Chris is conducting a sermon series on the Law of God this fall. Since we are saved by grace through faith some people wonder if there is any further use for the Law once a person has believed the Gospel. Short answer: yes there is! This series underscores the ongoing relevance of the Law in the life of the believer and for human civilization.
Pastor Chris’s article in Touchstone Journal: “Stirred by Shakers”
Chris reflects on a visit to the Pittsfield Shaker Village in the Berkshires of Massachusetts. Here he examines the Shaker aesthetic and draws lines of connection between it and Shaker theology. In the process he makes a few points about...
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