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By Corey Bullock - Ahwatukee Campus Pastor Over the past 3 weeks my phone, email and text have been hit especially hard with cries of help on the other end. The diagnoses are different but the despair is the same. Each person battling thoughts of inadequacies and each needing confirmation of life itself. For anyone who has walked through depression at any level you will understand that the joy, hope and peace that is so readily realized on the sunny side of life escapes the... Read More...
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Cal Jernigan - Senior Pastor This week the world said good-bye to one of the most courageous, innovative and faith-filled business leaders of our time. Truett Cathy, the founder of the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain passed from this life at the wonderful age of 93. Many people have spent time this week contemplating the significance of his life and I want to jump into the conversation.
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Jaime Geideman – Director of Worship Programming/Worship Leader Nerves, nerves whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you? (You must re-read this with the tune of the theme song from the show COPS in your head, you know “Bad boys, bad boys whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they come for you?”) Sorry, I’m musical; everything reminds me of a song. :)
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Jason Grindle - Student Worship Pastor I want to share one of my new favorite albums with you. It is the new solo album from one of my favorite singers Jason Lancaster. He was the original lead singer of the band Mayday Parade and more recently Go Radio. Last year, to my surprise, Go Radio announced that they were breaking up and going their separate ways. This saddened me because they were a great musical act. After a little bit of research, I discovered that Jason Lancaster ... Read More...
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Aaron Pennington - Queen Creek Campus Pastor I grew up in a very conservative church where hell was often used to scare people into a relationship with Jesus; maybe you can identify with that. I mean for goodness sake, as a 10-year-old boy (when I accepted Jesus) what would you choose, an eternity with golden streets, mansions, and hi-fiving Jesus everyday, orrrrr, a place of eternal fire and damnation, with weeping and gnashing of teeth and eternal punishment? Let me think a... Read More...
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Cal Jernigan - Senior Pastor So you thought the roads were dangerous? According to an article in the New York Times this week, something new has become all the rage. Literally. Air rage. No kidding. Air rage.