DIG: Colossians 1:21-23

What is “The Gospel” that the apostle Paul is always talking about? What does it mean to have our faith planted in a firm foundation? So many of us at Last City are here because we need a place to unpack our own history and baggage with the church. Lets talk about how to do that well and without destroying the good things that are waiting for us as we excavate the rubble.

DIG: Colossians 1:15-20

The “Christ Hymn” in Colossians 1 is possibly one of the oldest Christian writings/sayings in existence. Its shows that right from the beginning Jesus was seen as not only a teaching figure, but central to God’s cosmic plan of redemption for the whole world. The particularity of Jesus story no doubt was a way for Colossian Christians to understand themselves as part of God’s movement in the world. How do we see ourselves in the particular?

10: A Charter of Freedom // 5&6

The 10 commandments are not a simple list of rules on which God basis his relationship with us.  They are a charter of freedom for a new community which is already in relationship with God. This week we look at commandments 5&6.  These verses are often taken as a given.  On closer inspection we find that in our nation, community, and homes we regularily struggle to maintain the freedoms that 5&6 afford. 

The Least of These: ACE's

Dr. Chris Mehus gives us a window into the science of trauma and what it does to humans.  Armed with the knowledge of how we are effected by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) he asks us to consider how that forms our perception of what it means to love people as God loves them. 

Prophet, Priest & Queen: Queen #2

Guest preacher Pastor Laurel Bunker tells us about her recent encounter with a pack of female lions in Africa:  "In groups lionesses become a creative and strategic force to be reckoned with, acting as one to change the world around them… “I don’t know about you, but I want to be a creative and strategic force to be reckoned with.”