Rock Bottom

January 12, 2020
Discernment performed alone can become delusion. How can you tell if the voice in your head is from God or from a dark place? In “Rock Bottom,” Dr. Mark Foster takes a look at the life of Jonah as an example of what God does, how God does it, and how to know if it is truly God or not. The good news is we have a God of second chances and we have thousands of years of brothers and sisters in the faith leading us to the way that leads to life.
Direction without confirmation is delusion. How do we know what God wants us to do? How can we confirm what God is showing us individually and for our common mission? In “Seeing 2020” Dr. Mark Foster draws from the teaching and practice of the early church in helping us see how to discern what God is showing us. God is always speaking. Our question is, “Do we want what God wants?” or do we just “Want God to give us what we want?"

Not What I Expected

December 29, 2019
It's the most wonderful time of the year...for some of us. For others, this time of the year can be filled with disappointments and unmet expectations. In Matthew 2, we see that the first Christmas ever did not go how Mary and Joseph had expected. When we, too, find ourselves in difficult, unexpected places in life, we can rest in God's love and find comfort in community.
Mother Teresa said the hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread. The love we all long for has arrived, and it has a name--Jesus. But to understand the love that Jesus brings, we first have to understand what love is not. Dr. Mark Foster shares what God's love is and is not, and how the love incarnate in Jesus changes everything.