Songs of Advent: Mary's Song - Mercy

Mary "sings" the praise of our God, who is both merciful and mighty. In her song, we find a framework to understand the work of God, observe the power of God, and receive the grace of God. It is only in that receiving that we can truly offer grace to others.

Chris Horsman
Songs of Advent: Elizabeth's Song - Joy

Elizabeth's song, like each of the poems recorded by Luke prior to the birth of Jesus, is full of joy and hope. The fulfilled promise of the Messiah gives us joy in the present and hope for the future.

Chris Horsman
Celebration

The church often has the unfortunate reputation for being a dour place where people take themselves far too seriously. Instead, we are called to be a people who take God very seriously—and because we do, we can rejoice and celebrate! Joy should be the hallmark of the believer.

Brian Kannel
Culture & Theology: God & Homosexuality Part 2

This "God & Homosexuality" seminar steps into a conversation currently happening all over the world. What does it mean for followers of Jesus to be loving, faithful to the Scriptures, and honest in their approach to sexuality? Greg Coles, IVP author and worship leader at State College Alliance Church, and Matt Brose, our LIFE Group Coordinator at York Alliance, will share their stories as well as inviting discussion around the key areas in which this cultural issue and the Scriptures intersect.

Multiple Presenters
Culture & Theology: God & Homosexuality Part 1

This "God & Homosexuality" seminar steps into a conversation currently happening all over the world. What does it mean for followers of Jesus to be loving, faithful to the Scriptures, and honest in their approach to sexuality? Greg Coles, IVP author and worship leader at State College Alliance Church, and Matt Brose, our LIFE Group Coordinator at York Alliance, will share their stories as well as inviting discussion around the key areas in which this cultural issue and the Scriptures intersect.

Bring Out The Book!

The restoration of community was not limited to the external wall, but required an internal transformation of the people as well. The Word of God has the power to transform a people into a community if we are willing to both hear and respond.

Brian Kannel
Holy Work

A theology of work is vital for an integrated life. Most of us spend a majority of time doing activity that is not directly "Christian" but, as Christ-followers, all of our work is sanctified by Him. When we see all aspects of our lives as reflections of His purpose and plan, there's no longer any time for boredom.

Praying and Planning

Prayer is the first work” is more than a final sentence in our vision statement or a nice sentiment for us to express. Rather, prayer should infuse our worship, our planning and our interactions with others. For Nehemiah, prayer was the first work, but it wasn't the only work.

How Change Starts

The level of brokenness in the world around us tempts us to harden our hearts and only focus on our own lives. However, the call of God is to listen to the news with both our ears and our hearts. We are not called to take action on everything but, if we don't ever do anything, we miss the heart of God for the world around us.

God's Purpose With a Human Plan

The Apostle Paul concludes his letter to the Galatians with an emphasis on the central theme of the Gospel: There is only one thing that really matters in this life... one event which divided the history of the world... one payment which covers the cost of sin—it is the cross of Jesus Christ!