Why Would a Loving God Send People to Hell? Let’s talk about hell. A man who lived a bad life finds himself ushered into hell. He sees everyone standing up to their knees in filth and sludge. “Oh no,” he thinks. “I knew I was in for a punishment, but this place is awful, but I [...]
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What’s a Christian Response to Transgender Rights? Continuing my series of sermons on challenging topics, I am speaking today about what’s a Christian view on transgender rights. Appropriate for national coming out day. This issue is front and center in America’s culture wars where books are being burned by authors perceived to be transphobic, while on [...]
Pro-life or Pro-choice? What’s a Christian View on Abortion? The topic of abortion is once again front and center in American public life with the potential that the Senate will be replacing a pro-choice Supreme Court Justice with a pro-life judge titling the balance on that issue. Abortion has been the most enduring issue in America’s [...]
Let's Talk about Sex in Church Last week's scandal with Jerry Falwell, president of Liberty College, the largest Christian college play into a narrative of the hypocrisy of Christian when they preach one thing and live quite differently. Sex, a gift from God and something most people think about daily, is also something you are very [...]
The Power in Forgiving Ourselves and Others Can you think of a time in your life when you couldn’t forgive? One time jumps out in my life. In 1998 in my role as the head of a gay Republican group, I was in Texas speaking at a rally to protest the fact that the local chapter [...]
We Must Show Up for Each Other Christmas Eve is such an incredible night to gather together and sing familiar songs and read about the baby Jesus being born. There’s something reassuring that the same story we retell each year. But, what does it all mean? God became flesh. The infinite became finite. God incarnate? The [...]
AN INFINITELY LOVING GOD FOR THE HIGHEST FORM OF WORSHIP IS TO LIVE WARMTH AND LIGHT DEEPEN OUR INNER LIFE Join Our Weekly Sunday 5pm Service – All Are Welcome Reverend Rich Tafel Question. Be heard. Join the open dialogue and explore your spiritual path in a safe space. We [...]
Press Release from our event Sunday, February 27th: Faith and Spiritual Leaders Gather to Pray for Ukraine Notice: During COVID-19, You Can Join Weekly Sunday 5pm Service Will Via Zoom Call. Click here to join us. In-person Sunday Services resume September 12th, 2021 at 5pm! Join Our Weekly Sunday 5pm Service – All [...]