The Polar Bear vs. Penn Jillette

There was this great meme I saw recently that portrayed Christians who evangelize to a polar bear chasing a guy around his car. It’s funny because most of us have encountered Christians who want to “push their religion down your throat,” who...

Why Preaching? Three Reasons

Sunday services at Roots are intended to refocus and realign our lives to God’s story, his work to reconcile humanity to himself and be the center of our lives. And one of the ways this is done is through the expository preaching of the Bible, i.e. preaching that...

Our Liturgy: Why gather?

One of the things that I’ve appreciated most from the various pastors I’ve had is the taking of time to explain why the church does the things they do. Specifically in regards to Sunday gatherings, many churches have similar liturgies, or “forms of...

Verses on God’s Word

I mentioned in a recent post that for years I’ve kept a sheet of paper in the front of my Bible with verses about God’s Word: it’s truthfulness, power, sufficiency, etc. Whenever doubts and questions about the value and necessity of God’s Word...

Exciting news for Roots Church

I am excited to announce that Roots Church will begin public worship services April 23. This means that we are moving to a weekly worship service format with the preached Word and corporate worship. Here’s what else you need to know: When: We will gather every...

Note: Our Sunday gatherings will be moving to our new space and to a new time (10:30 am) soon. Stay tuned…