In the Beginning… (Canvas’ 6 Core Values and Why)

As Canvas celebrates our 5th anniversary, we return to our very first sermon – an articulation of the mission, vision and core values we felt called to embody. It’s an inside look at the first days of a new church plant, and why we have shaped our community in the manner we have. Whether you […]

The Dark Before the Dawn (Advent 2017), Part 02 – Israel on Trial

  Is God really a harsh judge, hovering in the heavens ready at any moment to accuse and punish? In this episode, we find ourselves jurors as God indeed places Israel on trial. And yet, even as God makes his case (airtight, we might add), we hear not the rage of a king before a […]

God, Self & Other – Luke 28: Go and Bless (the Sending of the 70)

Few words terrify the typical Christian like “evangelism.” It instantly conjures images of hellfire preachers on corners or, worse yet, the awkwardly forced conversation about Jesus with a “non-believing” friend (ugh!). It’s worth noting that Jesus did neither of these, nor asked it of his disciples. Jesus did, however, send. He sent ill-equipped, nervous followers […]