But, I Want Things My Way

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the idea of control issues. When we try to take matters in our own hands, rather than submit to God’s authority and give issues back to God, we fall into all kinds of trouble. Sarai and Abram, in Genesis 16, took matters into their ownContinue reading “But, I Want Things My Way”

Persecution, as Blessing

Pastor Reid Olson of Crossroads Church of Greeley teaches on the end of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:10-12. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness. When you face persecution and difficulties in your faith, what is your response? How will you endure persecution?

What is Easter apart from the Cross?

As this week, known as the Passion for Christians, culminates with Resurrection Sunday, it occurs to me that I prefer resurrection over the crucifixion. In short, I don’t like suffering. I like joy, peace, pleasure, comfort, forgiveness, grace… I don’t like to go through hard times in order to grow. In 2008 I climbed Mt.Continue reading “What is Easter apart from the Cross?”