Your Church: Relationship, Not Rules

Most people don’t have a problem with God. After all, plenty of people show up for church on Christmas and Easter. Unfortunately, people do have a problem with the church. For centuries Christians have made Christianity so complex that people simply write it off as irrelevant and confusing. In this session, Rich Barrett sees how this problem surfaced in the very early days of the church, how they dealt with it then, and how we should deal with it now.  February 24, 2019

White Noise: The Stamp of Approval

Inadequacy whispers into every quiet moment of the soul. We think, “I don’t have what it takes.” For so many, inadequacy drives the pursuit of power, prestige, and possessions. If we never deal directly with our inadequacy, the white noise will keep us dissatisfied. February 17, 2019

White Noise: Lonely But Not Alone

Loneliness is one of the most common ailments of the modern age. Because of the stigma attached with it, most people never deal with it. Instead of resorting to the white noise we use to mask loneliness, what if we dealt with it directly? February 10, 2019

White Noise: Sound Masking

Life is full of noise. It’s everywhere, all the time. Sometimes we just want to escape, to control the noise by drowning it out with other distractions. But too often, the noise you control is masking the noise that is controlling you. If you’re willing to turn down the white noise, you might be surprised what you’ll hear. February 3, 2019

How To Get What You Really Want: Thinkin’ It Through

What you naturally want is often in conflict with what you ultimately value. But your heavenly Father knows what you need. He wants for you what you really want. So, how do you put aside those natural wants and pursue what you ultimately value? January 27, 2019

How To Get What You Really Want: Last Things First

What do you want? What do you really want? We’ll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. And what we naturally want is often in conflict with what we ultimately value. So, in order to figure out what you really want, you have to figure out what you value. January 20, 2019

How To Get What You Really Want: Don’t Be Deceived

We’ll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. But choosing what’s valuable isn’t natural. We’ve all had the experience of getting what we naturally want, only to discover it’s not what is most valuable—it’s not what we ultimately want. But how do we avoid being deceived by our short-term desires? January 13, 2019