Do Not Fear

Many Americans are reporting that they feel considerable anxiety about the upcoming election. According to the American Psychological Association around 52 percent of people surveyed said the election “is a very or somewhat significant” source of stress. Never have two candidates for president been so disliked, even reviled, by the Americans they hope to convince Read the full article →

What we mean by “Fitting In”

Last Sunday Kolby kicked off a new sermon series called “Fitting In” based on 1 Peter. We carefully selected this book of the Bible for the Church Season at Restoration because the ideas in our Community Group study on Jamie Smith’s book You Are What You Love beautifully dovetail with the message of the Apostle Read the full article →

There are no solitary polar explorers

Over a decade ago I experienced what I can only call a kind of second conversion. I was a “just me and Jesus” kind of Christian, tired of less spiritually passionate pew-sitters bogging down my my recklessly individualized spiritual walk with God. A wise teacher broke through my personalized approach to Christianity when he said, Read the full article →