Big God: Big Love

If God is love, somebody should tell some of his people. In the name of God, people have committed some pretty unloving acts. People are ignored, ridiculed, controlled—even threatened sometimes—in the name of this God of “love”. So, is there somewhere else we can look to get an idea of what God’s love really looks like? How far does it go? What does it really matter in my every day?

Big God: Big Power

Fear dominates our world. Everywhere you look, there’s something to be scared about. Time will run out, the money’s going to run out, she’s going to run out. And, just when you think you’re safe, along come your goals in life and the fear of never achieving them or not having what it takes. During this talk, Joseph explains the only way to take great, big fear out of the driver’s seat getting to know the greater, bigger power of God.

Big God: Big Church

So, how does one "get to know" a God? It's easier with people Go grab coffee. Shop. Workout together. Take a road trip. God's different. God seems silent and invisible. So how do you relationally connect with that? In our third installment of the Big God series, we reveal a very big way God regularly gets up close and personal.

Big God: Big Plan

Most humans—maybe every human—has wondered the same thing at some point in their lives. Am I here for a reason? Is there a purpose to my life? If there’s a God, does He have some plan, some calling, some directive I’m supposed to be doing right now. Does this school get me there? Does this relationship get me there? Does this job get me there? We want to know our purpose because we want to live passionately—not second-guessing and double-checking all the time. In this talk, Joseph draw our attention to the plan God has for you. And it’s BIG.

Big God: Big, Bigger, Biggest

If there really is a God, do you think you can know Him, like you know your friends or know your kids? If you can know God like that in some way, do you think you’d be surprised by what you find out? What’s He really like? What does He care about? What does He wants for you? In this first teaching of our new growth series, we consider the first—and maybe most important quality God wants you to know about Him.

For The Love... Of Love

“All you need is love!” Easy to sing, hard to believe. Is love really enough to cure the world of division, disease and despair? As we launch into this series, Joseph reveals that lots of what we call “love” will fail us. But one particular strain has the power to save the world.

And Justice From All: Mercy Wins

An ancient prophet writes 8, brutal chapters about how much God hates evil, how far He’ll go to stop it and how no one gets a free pass. But then, almost out of nowhere, the crescendoes in one, final paragraph of…hope. Hope that all is not lost, hope that evil will end and hope that no one has to be left out.

By Any Means

Not everything Jesus said was straight and to-the-point. In fact, he would often share ideas through stories—stories which seemed so familiar on one hand, yet so mysterious on the other. So, if the ideas were so important, why would he hide them behind a veil of abstraction? In this special message from Traders Point Church in Indianapolis, Joseph shares why it’s so important for Jesus to keep us guessing.

And Justice From All: Love hurts.

You’ve got to fight fire with fire. If there’s evil and abuse around us, something just as strong has to be there to meet it. God knows the solution. It’s love. But not in the sense you might think. Not soft and happy. Love that can stop evil is dangerous in its own way, like fire. In this message, Joseph looks at two men who take a stand in an evil time, but only ONE stays standing—the one who LOVES the most.

And Justice From All: Going Public

You’d have to be living in a cave to not notice something in the world that frustrates you. Certainly, there are disasters and accidents that shock and sadden us, but when we’re frustrated, it’s typically from ways people have harmed people. Sometimes, we might even say we HATE the injustice and abuse we see. Well, God hates it too—big time. In this talk, Joseph doesn’t just reveal why God hates the way we hurt each other, but the great reason why.

And Justice From All: Close to Home

I think we’d be surprised—maybe a little encouraged—to hear that God hates the way people abuse people even more than we hate it. He hates injustice. He hates inequality. He hates violence. What’s even more surprising is where God starts when He’s ready to stop it.

And Justice From All: Hear Me Roar

It’s not the best of times and it’s really not the worst of times. But many would agree that outrage is in the air—we will not stand for evil and abuse any longer. Maybe the reason is: If God won’t do anything, then we might as well! Joseph launches a series looking at the life, poetry and disruptive vision of a man who seemed to know where God is when evil strikes and what He’s doing about it.

On Demand: Digital Detox

The average American spends 2 hours on email and 2 hours on social media platforms every day—and no matter what apps get developed, we only seem to devote more of ourselves. Maybe we enjoy some of it, but most people would say they wish they could get some of that time back. As we wrap up our series, we solve the biggest danger of all—the demand for your attention.

On Demand: Privacy Settings

We can’t make up our minds. On the one hand, we’re growing more and more uncomfortable with how much of our information is out there. Is there any privacy left? But, on the other hand, there are some people who don’t mind sharing every last detail of their lives to anyone, anywhere. It’s almost painful to read sometimes. But is this helping? Or, is it a function of some deeper deficit?

On Demand: Trending

Social Media is a bona-fide addiction. Though it may not be something everyone suffers, everyone suffers for it. The ability to see people’s lives and invite other’s into our lives and expression is wonderful. But the net result is still largely negative. Bottom line: The more social media we engage, the worse we feel about ourselves. Can the trend be turned?

On Demand: Search Results

It has never been easier to learn. You can learn everything from “How to bake brownies” to “How to play Stairway to Heaven” at any time for free. We have more knowledge at our literal fingertips than any previous generation. So, why does it sometimes seem like we’re no more discerning? No more prudent? What is the one pursuit that helps us make the most of all this data—and avoid becoming educated fools?

On Demand: Babel

At the current, thrilling pace of innovation, can we finally evolve beyond some of our barbaric past? Surely humanity can start to live healthier, kinder and more connected. So why are we seeing more isolation, more violence, more classism and more division than ever? Maybe, despite all of our advancements, there’s a lesson every generation has to re-learn.