What IS Worldly?

Scripture: James 4:1-10 What IS Worldly? Power. Control. Divisiveness. This isn’t the latest season of Netflix’s hit series House of Cards. These are the problems James, the early church leader, identifies in some of the first Christian communities. Unchecked cravings lead to division; division leads to quarreling; quarreling leads to violence. This is not a […]

Monitor and Adjust

For many of us it is hard to believe that we are entering Spring season and soon will be in Summer. I imagine many Summer plans are already being made in anticipation of time-off and getting away. Much like families, the church looks forward to and plans for the near future as any responsible organization […]

A Biblical Conversation with The Shack

William Paul Young initially wrote the book for his children, with the hope that it would be distributed to a wider audience. WOW! That hope is being realized, first as a blockbuster book and now as a hit movie. The movie improves upon the book (See Value Added section.) Young’s novel and the film are […]

Fruits, Yes! By Wilson Wayne Grant, M.D.

BECOMING- – – – – – – – – – – – ​The Spiritual Growth Newsletter 2802​Wilson Wayne Grant, Publisher​March 2017 Fruits, Yes! There came a time in my life when I recognized a profound truth: I am who I am because of all those who have touched me. This truth came to life for […]

Fellowship of the Light: Beyond Shame and Performance

Scripture: 1 John 1:5-2:6 Fellowship of the Light: Beyond Shame and Performance “Live in the light.” There are times when I twist wisdom like this into a dizzying pendulum swing between an ego-inflating holier-than-thou mentality or a self-worth deflating shame spiral of doom. Performance Driven spirituality leaves us perpetually shaking in the winds of whatever […]

How Does Your Communication Shape Your World?

Scripture: James 3:1-12 Have you ever hit ‘reply all’ when you intended to only hit ‘reply’ on your email? You didn’t intend everyone to read those words. Tempers flare. Relationships are bruised. Have you ever posted something on social media you saw from another friend only to find out it was false? What you read confirmed your […]

Contributions Are the Financial Fuel of Ministry

Prayer + people working together = the church honoring God by ministries which transform lives through the gospel. AND Contributions are the nancial fuel of ministry. God trusts us with our $ to honor Him by how we use our money. Tithing, or working towards a tithe, is God’s planned way for us to succeed. […]

How Do You Respond to Life’s Tensions?

What do you do when a spirituality that was once vibrant seems as dim and dreary as a Seattle morning? What do you do when the faith that once felt liberating and life giving becomes constricting and draining? How do we live a full life in the emptiest of places? The wilderness has been a […]

When Did You See Jesus?

I talk with many people who in some way or another want to see Jesus in their lives. Maybe they ll stuck in a dead-end career. Perhaps, they believe deeply in the untapped potential of their loved ones or of themselves. ey read the awe-inspiring stories of scripture and long to experience Jesus step out […]

Present and Future

The Student Ministry at Trinity Baptist Church is alive and vibrant, it is full of joy and strength found in Christ, filled with students who are constantly pursuing the Savior. And we as a church and as the leadership surrounding these students want to continue that work and grow into more. We believe in four […]