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 By Igor Karabut    Opinion 

The Christian life is not meant to be lived alone | Worship

Christianity Today published an article on what Christians believe. The article was based on a survey, conducted by LifeWay research through Ligonier Ministries, where they... — Updated 11/29/2023

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Rediscover the gift of prayer | Worship

I am praying more lately. Of course, as a Christian and a pastor I have believed in the necessity of prayer for decades. But it is all too easy not to pray. The to-do list shouts at... — Updated 11/15/2023

 By David Parks    Opinion

The roots of Christian Nationalism run deep | Worship

In February 2023, the Brookings Institute and the Public Religion Research Institute conducted a survey. They asked the question, “Do you agree or disagree that God intended... — Updated 11/8/2023

 By Pam Miles    Opinion

Remember loved ones on All Saint's Sunday | Worship

I recently took a small vacation in Northern Canada. The average temperature was 39 degrees and my spouse and I camped and enjoyed watching the stars at night and hearing the... — Updated 11/1/2023

 By Sal Barbra    Opinion

Living on the edge: Where do we find the sacred? | Worship

Living at the edge of our life makes our humanity somewhat reckless and undiscriminating in our relationship to our existence. However, being open to the invisible and visible worlds makes us innately engage in our creativity and... — Updated 10/25/2023

 By Jamie Kaku    Opinion

When experiencing difficult times, rely on Jesus | Worship

In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we get to hear from the leaders of our church over two separate weekends during the year – the first weekends of April and... — Updated 10/18/2023

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Faith: Is it the chicken or the egg? | Worship

Oof. I may have bitten off more than I can chew this time. How do I cover everything that needs to be said about faith in about 500 words … oops, now only 468 words? Faith, in... — Updated 10/11/2023

 By Scott Harris    Opinion

The beauty of transformation | Worship

What is your favorite time of the year? Mine is autumn. I know, the Northeast dances with brilliant color, the Southeast's humidity becomes bearable, the Midwest's harvest season... — Updated 9/20/2023

 By Igor Karabut    Opinion

What if I told you that your life isn't about you? | Worship

Your life is not about you. That statement might seem like a paradox, but when you understand it, it provides freedom. We live in a culture that is hyper-individualistic. Most... — Updated 9/6/2023

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Life lessons learned through gardening | Worship

I never imagined myself as a gardener. But this summer I became one. Perhaps that overstates it a bit. I call myself a “gardener” with a chuckle in my heart. Still, my level of... — Updated 8/30/2023


Christian nationalism is neither Christian nor patriotic | Worship

Christian nationalism is neither Christian nor patriotic. It’s a dangerous political movement. A statement by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America says it this way:... — Updated 8/23/2023

 By Pam Miles    Opinion

Love one another – Period

It is interesting to read throughout scriptures how important and often the word “love” is used. We read that faith, hope and love are central to all living, but that love is... — Updated 8/16/2023

 By Sal Barba    Opinion

Shipwrecks | Worship

How is it that we get into shipwrecks with ourselves or our significant others? Carl Jung, the world renown depth analyst once said, “What we do not make conscious will find a... — Updated 8/9/2023

 By Jamie Kaku    Opinion

Strength in unity | Worship

There is something to be said about being a part of a community of people that are united in a common goal. Having played and coached soccer for many years when I was younger, I... — Updated 8/2/2023

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Take a hike – go further

Our church took a hike the other day – on a Sunday morning – instead of having a service. We do that sometimes, to get out of the building and into the world. Whether it’s... — Updated 7/26/2023

 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion

Islam has a rich history in the United States

I feel fortunate to practice my faith in a country where, like me, the majority of people believe in God, where everyone is free, and most people are peaceful and able to... — Updated 7/19/2023

 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

Part two about the life after death | Worship

Hello friends! From the Baha’i Writings: “The Prophets and Messengers of God have been sent down for the sole purpose of guiding mankind to the straight path of Truth. The... — Updated 7/12/2023

 By Scott Harris    Opinion

Run free | Worship

My inspiration for today's column on the Christian faith journey comes from two places. The first is a bit odd, while the second is foundational to our American spirit and history.... — Updated 7/5/2023

 By Jamie Kaku    Opinion

Be prepared to overcome future adversity | Worship

Congratulations to all of our new graduates from high school and college! I would like to extend my best to you in your new and upcoming endeavors. As I recall my own graduation... — Updated 6/28/2023

 By Igor Karabut    Opinion

Fatherhood | Worship

This past Sunday, we celebrated Father’s Day. For many, this day is filled with fantastic memories and gratitude. For others, it can be a painful reminder of past and perhaps... — Updated 6/21/2023

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Birds can lift your spirit | Worship

I love birds. When I lived back east in rural central Pennsylvania, I took such joy in identifying all the various kinds throughout the seasons – huge groups of starlings in the s... — Updated 6/14/2023

 By David Parks    Opinion

'I don't believe it anymore' | Worship

She sat across the table from me. We had just finished a lovely meal and had poured a second glass of wine. They had been friends of ours for many years. The conversation turned... — Updated 6/7/2023

 By Pamela Miles    Opinion

Not another bra story | Worship

There's an old mission story that has been shared for as long as I can remember. It tells about some missionary's returning from a far off country, to update their supporting... — Updated 5/31/2023

 By Rachel Kort    Opinion

Why we need American Jewish Heritage Month | Worship

Typically, when I receive calls and emails from local Snohomish County leaders, it is in response to a local or national antisemitic incident. My heart sang when I received... — Updated 5/17/2023

 By Don Saul    Opinion

The heart of a coach | Worship

I know I said “coach” in the headline, but let me already wander off for a moment first. Did you know you were called to minister? Yup. Now, I don’t mean you are called to be... — Updated 5/10/2023


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