Advent: Incarnation

Advent: Incarnation

The four weeks of advent are traditionally broken up into two halves. The first two weeks, we look forward to Christ’s second coming and the second two weeks we remember his first coming. Let’s talk about remembering Christ’s first coming, let’s talk about having a merry Christmas. The best book I’ve read about God taking on flesh is called Incarnation by Thomas Torrence. In a few sentences Torrence brought me face to face with the wonder of Christmas. Torrence writes;  “If the first creation was the creation of man in the image of God, the recreation is through an act...

Advent: Instead of Coping Try Longing

Advent: Instead of Coping Try Longing

Advent: Look Forward The four weeks of advent are traditionally broken up into two halves. The first two weeks, we look forward to Christ’s second coming and the second two weeks we remember his first coming. Let’s talk about looking forward to Christ’s second coming. One of the more obvious facts to grasp when we are looking forward to Christ’s second coming, is that he has not yet returned. This actually has incredible explanatory force when considering the state of the world. How is there such division, hatred, futility, despair? Well Christ has not yet returned to set things right....

Why Church?

In Denver we’re surrounded by inspiration. The mountains are in our backyard, the microbreweries are in our neighborhoods, and weekends are full of adventure. And we live at a time when the best preaching in the world came be streamed on our drive in to work. Isn’t God’s glory all around us? So why go to church? At Redemption we believe our faith is best expressed in a real tangible gathering of believers. We’re not just clinging to a traditional relic, but together pursuing the God who made it all. There are at least three reasons we go to church....