David: The Great King

Few things are as repulsive as a leader, parent, boss, or politician who leverages influence for his or her benefit to the neglect of those he or she is responsible for. Few things are as inspiring as a leader who says no to himself or herself in order to say yes to those for whom he or she is responsible. So how can we lead well when authority is placed in our hands? April 7, 2019

David: The Abigail Way

The way of God isn’t appealing when we have been wronged by someone else. Our natural urge is to try to get even. We want to wrong the people who wrong us as a way of getting payback. That seems just. It seems fair. But does it solve anything? Maybe there’s a better way. March 31, 2019

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