12 Words Series: When

We are back! To recap: We have been talking about basic or naked spirituality. This series is trying to answer the question: What does being a person who connects with God look like if you strip away all the complicated stuff and make it as simple as possible? We all agree that life comes to… Read More »

12 Words Series: Wow

This is the first blog post in the Hillside Students Message Archive and the third talk in our 12 Words Series.  This series is based loosely off a book by Brian Mclaren called Naked Spirituality.  This week we talked about the word “Wow” which we defined as experiences that catch our breath and make us… Read More »

5 Songs I Would Love To Sing In Church

Growing up in church I can remember being taught the difference between sacred and secular music.  Sacred music was for worship and should be listened to whenever possible because it was “edifying.” Secular music was to be viewed with caution and was only really good at sporting events because “We Will Rock You” just works… Read More »

Advent: Hope

The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,that the blind will see,that… Read More »