10 Days of Awe

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10 Days of Awe

The 10 Days of Awe are the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. It’s important to understand the significance of this time for believers in Christ. Participation in the Days of Awe has the potential to bring new levels of freedom and purpose as we follow Jesus.

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Improving Our Heart Condition

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Improving Our Heart Condition

Recently we studied Matthew 13, the Parable of the Sower. As Jesus taught about the soil He revealed that it's our own heart that determines whether God's truth is able to grow. Uptown member, TJ Loeffler wrote a beautiful reflection and steps to identify "weeds in our soil"…

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Modern Discipleship

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Modern Discipleship

A local gym had a recent PR campaign where the slogan was “Commit to Something”. The underlying suggestion being that in the age of options that we live in, commitment is hard to come by...

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What's The Problem?

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What's The Problem?

I've often heard it said, and I agree, that to understand something it's vitally important to understand its origins. Why does this thing exist? Proverbs 22:28 says, "Don’t stealthily move back the boundary lines staked out long ago by your ancestors."

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Bold Vulnerability

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Bold Vulnerability

A company I had was changing, clients were moving on, the literal and symbolic lease I had was up. I felt like a finish line was imminent. Most importantly, it was one I didn’t necessarily want...

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A Yes & Yes Culture

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A Yes & Yes Culture

In my Christian journey I've often observed that the church has two groups of people. The "Word" people and the "Spirit" people, as though one had to be chosen in order to fit it...

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Community or Common Interest?

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Community or Common Interest?

What is community? It's something that unfortunately, the church has often fallen short of, sometimes dramatically. It seems that there has been a misconception that since we're all in the same room and we all believe in Jesus that we are suddenly in relationship...

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