According to some Christian outlooks we were made for another world. Perhaps, rather, we were made for this world to recreate, reclaim, redeem, and renew unto God's future aspiration by the power of His Spirit. - R.E. Slater
Secularization theory has been massively falsified. We don't live in an age of secularity. We live in an age of explosive, pervasive religiosity... an age of religious pluralism. - Peter L. Berger
Exploring the edge of life and faith in a post-everything world. - Todd Littleton
I don't need another reason to believe, your love is all around for me to see. – anon
Thou art our need; and in giving us more of thyself thou givest us all. - Khalil Gibran, Prayer XXIII
Be careful what you pretend to be. You become what you pretend to be. - Kurt Vonnegut
Religious beliefs, far from being primary, are often shaped and adjusted by our social goals. - Jim Forest
People, even more than things, need to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. – anon
Certainly God's love has made fools of us all. - R.E. Slater
An apocalyptic Christian faith doesn't wait for Jesus to come, but for Jesus to become in our midst. - R.E. Slater
Christian belief in God begins with the cross and resurrection of Jesus, not with rational apologetics. - Eberhard Jüngel, Jürgen Moltmann
Our knowledge of God is through the 'I-Thou' encounter, not in finding God at the end of a syllogism or argument. There is a grave danger in any Christian treatment of God as an object. The God of Jesus Christ and Scripture is irreducibly subject and never made as an object, a force, a power, or a principle that can be manipulated. - Emil Brunner
Ehyeh Asher Ehyeh means "I will be that who I have yet to become." - God (Ex 3.14)
Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. - Thomas Merton
The church is God's world-changing social experiment of bringing unlikes and differents to the Eucharist/Communion table to share life with one another as a new kind of family. When this happens we show to the world what love, justice, peace, reconciliation, and life together is designed by God to be. The church is God's show-and-tell for the world to see how God wants us to live as a blended, global, polypluralistic family united with one will, by one Lord, and baptized by one Spirit. – anon
The cross that is planted at the heart of the history of the world cannot be uprooted. - Jacques Ellul
The Unity in whose loving presence the universe unfolds is inside each person as a call to welcome the stranger, protect animals and the earth, respect the dignity of each person, think new thoughts, and help bring about ecological civilizations. - John Cobb & Farhan A. Shah
If you board the wrong train it is of no use running along the corridors of the train in the other direction. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
God's justice is restorative rather than punitive; His discipline is merciful rather than punishing; His power is made perfect in weakness; and His grace is sufficient for all. – anon
Our little [biblical] systems have their day; they have their day and cease to be. They are but broken lights of Thee, and Thou, O God art more than they. - Alfred Lord Tennyson

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Shane Hipps - Collections of Past Teachings from Mars Hill Church

Several years ago Shane Hipps was the adjunct preacher at Mars Hill and during that time preached from the pulpit and around the country. Below is a collection of his sermons which I think should not be hidden away but made open to those thirsty for God and His Word.

On this blog page you will find many of Shane's sermons. By clicking on the pictures below you will be taken to his website for further instructions for that particular topic. By clicking the "teaching" label on the top or bottom menu bars you may go to the full collection of his sermons. Many of Shane's sermons are free (the ones without pictures) but some (with pictures) will require a small donation. Enjoy.

R.E. Slater
February 8, 2014

Shane's Website - http://shanehipps.com/category/teaching/sermons/

Where in the World is Shane Hipps? - Life After Mars Hill
  • The One Before the Zero
    Daniel 6
    08/19/2012
  • A Contest of Champions
    1 Samuel 17
    08/05/2012
  • Stay in the Boat
    Genesis 6-8
    07/01/2012
  • Broken Chains
    Acts 16:25-40
    06/17/2012
  • Falling Together
    Acts 16:16-24
    06/10/2012
  • Pass the Peace
    Acts 15
    05/15/2012
  • More Gardeners
    Acts 15
    05/06/2012
  • From Tomb to Womb
    04/08/2012
  • Nothing is Wasted
    Ruth 4:11-22
    04/01/2012
  • 8 Mile and the Shadow
    03/04/2012
  • The Fire Inside
    Daniel 3
    02/26/2012
  • Drop By Drop
    Acts 12
    02/05/2012
  • A Vision
    Acts 10 & 11
    01/15/2012
  • A New Day
    Acts 9
    01/01/2012
  • The Cry of Christmas
    Luke 2:1-7
    12/25/2011
  • Accepting the Gift
    Acts 8:26-40
    12/11/2011
  • Thin Ice and the Spear
    Acts 7
    11/29/2011
  • Anonymous Feet
    Acts 4:5-20
    10/30/2011
  • Return to the Bubble Maker
    Acts 3:17-21
    10/23/2011
  • Miracles and Maple Trees
    Acts 3:1-10
    10/16/2011
  • Look to the East
    Acts 1:21
    09/18/2011
  • Real Simple
    1 John 5:13-21
    09/04/2011
  • Love Makes it Easy
    1 John 5:1-5
    08/21/2011
  • The Dune is Heavy
    1 John 4:7-10
    08/07/2011
  • Knowing is the Flame
    1 John 3:18-24
    07/24/2011
  • The Seed
    1 John 3:4-10
    07/10/2011
  • Beyond Belief
    1 John 2:18-25
    06/19/2011
  • The Art of Abiding
    1 John 2:15-17
    06/12/2011
  • Spoiling the Illusion
    1 John 1:5-10
    05/08/2011
  • Beneath the Waves
    1 John 1:1-4
    05/01/2011
  • Resurrection
    04/24/2011
  • Fool’s Gold
    Revelation 3:4-22
    04/10/2011
  • Lighting the Wick
    Revelation 2:8-11
    03/20/2011
  • Before the Bowl Breaks
    Ecclesiastes 12:1-7
    03/06/2011
  • Puppies & Prostitutes
    Ecclesiastes 9:4-10
    02/06/2011
  • Your Destiny
    Ecclesiastes 7:1-2
    01/23/2011
  • The Eternal Now
    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
    01/16/2011
  • The Hidden Announcement
    Luke 2:1-20
    12/26/2010
  • Overwhelming Joy
    2 Corinthians 8:1-4
    12/12/2010
  • The Humble Kingdom
    Matthew 13:51-52
    11/21/2010
  • Returning to the Field
    Matthew 22:1-14
    11/07/2010
  • The Alarm Clock
    Matthew 13:44
    10/31/2010
  • Within You
    Matthew 13:31-35
    10/17/2010
  • Living Dirt
    Ezekiel 34:1-14
    10/03/2010
  • Lantern
    Ezekiel 34:25-31
    09/12/2010
  • Clay Hearts
    Ezekiel 11:14-19
    09/05/2010
  • Outside the Boat
    Matthew 14:22-27
    08/15/2010
  • Touching the Stove
    1 John 4:18
    08/08/2010
  • A Scorpion and the Egg
    Luke 11:1-13
    07/25/2010
  • The Deeper Desire
    07/18/2010
  • Wiffle Guitar
    06/27/2010
  • The Bud Before the Blossom
    06/13/2010
  • Uncaging the Lion
    06/06/2010
  • The One Constant Thing
    05/30/2010
  • Plane and Pine Together
    05/16/2010
  • From the Belly
    John 7:37-38
    04/18/2010
  • Stay Thirsty
    John 4:1-26
    04/11/2010
  • Troubling Love
    Jonah 4:1-4
    03/21/2010
  • When God Repents
    Jonah 3:1-10
    03/14/2010
  • God in Ninevah
    Jonah 1:1-3
    02/21/2010
  • A Farewell
    1 Corinthians 3:4-11
    02/14/2010
  • What is Eternal Life?
    John 17:1-5
    01/31/2010
  • Binding the World
    John 16:32-33
    01/24/2010
  • Calling
    01/17/2010
  • The Infinite Friendship
    John 15:12-15
    01/03/2010
  • Growing Joy
    John 15:1-11
    12/20/2009
  • Relationship Not Religion
    John 14:6
    12/13/2009
  • Wet Feet
    John 13:1-10
    11/29/2009
  • Hate Your Soul
    John 12:25
    11/22/2009
  • Lots of Life
    John 10:10
    11/15/2009
  • Sheep on the Move
    John 10:1-10
    11/01/2009
  • Beyond the Map
    John 9:24
    10/25/2009
  • Mud and Meaning
    John 9:1-7
    10/11/2009
  • A Story of Calling
    10/04/2009
  • Creative Mud
    John 9:1-7
    09/13/2009
  • Set Free
    John 8:1-11
    09/06/2009
  • Between the Dirt
    John 8:1-11
    08/16/2009
  • Still Thirsty
    John 7:37-38
    08/09/2009
  • A Gentle Stillness
    07/12/2009
  • Dining with the Groom
    07/05/2009
  • Red Bull
    John 6:53
    06/21/2009
  • Off Menu
    John 6:22-66
    06/07/2009
  • Do You Want It?
    John 5:1-10
    05/31/2009
  • The Right Tool
    John 4:31-34
    05/24/2009
  • Dignity
    John 4:4-9
    05/10/2009
  • Beyond Boundaries
    John 4:20-24
    05/03/2009
  • Thirsty
    John 4:1-26
    04/26/2009
  • Ecstasy
    04/12/2009
  • Dead Man Riding
    Mark 11:1-10
    04/05/2009
  • Free Spirit
    John 3:1-8
    03/15/2009
  • Born Above
    John 3:1-8
    03/08/2009
  • Stolen Trademark
    John 2:1-11
    03/01/2009
  • We Don’t Need Roads
    John 2:1-11
    02/22/2009
  • Jesus Economics
    John 2:1-11
    02/08/2009
  • Come and See
    John 1:45
    02/01/2009
  • What Do You Want?
    John 1:35
    01/18/2009
  • Community, Part Two
    01/11/2009
  • Community, Part One
    01/04/2009
  • Christmas Tangerines
    Luke 1:46-56
    12/21/2008
  • Princess of Peace
    Luke 1:39-45
    12/14/2008
  • Flowers Fade
    Isaiah 40:6-7
    12/07/2008
  • God’s Skin
    John 1:14
    11/23/2008
  • Pregnant Dad
    John 1:12, 18
    11/02/2008
  • Weak Shadows
    John 1:5
    10/26/2008
  • Enlightenment
    John 1:6-9
    10/19/2008
  • Wind in the Sails
    John 1:1-5
    10/05/2008
  • Bound Free
    Matthew 18:18
    09/28/2008
  • 490
    Matthew 18:21-22
    09/14/2008
  • Against You
    Matthew 18:15-20
    09/07/2008
  • Corrective Lenses
    Revelation 22:1-2
    08/17/2008
  • Get Rich Quick
    2 Corinthians 9:6-7
    08/10/2008
  • A Disappointing Idol
    2 Samuel 11
    07/13/2008
  • Stop Depriving Us
    1 Samuel 24
    07/06/2008
  • Cat’s Don’t Bark
    1 Samuel 18
    06/29/2008
  • The Magic Eye
    1 Samuel 17:51-58
    06/22/2008
  • Glimmer of God
    1 Samuel 17:42-47
    06/08/2008
  • Cunning Hero
    1 Samuel 17:23-29
    06/01/2008
  • Goliath on Immigration
    1 Samuel 17
    05/25/2008
  • Spirit of Envy
    1 Samuel 16:15-23
    05/18/2008
  • The Ordinary Origin
    1 Samuel 16:10-11
    04/27/2008
  • Lookin’ Good David
    1 Samuel 16:11-12
    04/20/2008
  • Involution
    1 Samuel 16:7
    04/13/2008
  • In Defense of Mud Wrestling
    1 Samuel 16:1-13
    04/06/2008
  • Spirituality of the Cell Phone
    03/30/2008
  • God Incognito
    John 20:1-18
    03/23/2008
  • Of
    Romans 8:5-6
    03/09/2008
  • Shedding the Swaddle
    John 9:1-7
    03/02/2008
  • Why Us?
    Exodus 17:1-7
    02/24/2008
  • A Sleepless God
    Psalm 121
    02/17/2008
  • Rising
    Matthew 13:31-33
    01/20/2008
  • A Beautiful Smolder
    Isaiah 42:1-4
    01/13/2008
  • River of Awe
    Isaiah 60:1-6
    01/06/2008
  • With
    Matthew 1:18-25
    12/23/2007
  • Jesus’ Resume
    Matthew 11:2-11
    12/16/2007
  • Impending Dawn
    Romans 13:11-14
    12/02/2007
  • Rekindling the Gift
    2 Timothy 1:4-7
    11/25/2007
  • Kissing the Dust
    Lamentations 3
    11/18/2007
  • Deserted Places
    Mark 1:35
    10/28/2007
  • Save the Doves
    Mark 11:15-18
    10/07/2007
  • The Future of Community
    09/25/2007
  • Natives and Immigrants
    09/16/2007
  • Another Adolescence
    2 Kings 5:15-19
    09/09/2007
  • Naaman Remixed
    2 Kings 5:1-14
    09/02/2007
  • Rejected from Hogwarts
    2 Kings 5:1-14
    08/19/2007
  • The Importance of Tube Socks
    2 Kings 6:1-7
    08/12/2007
  • Don’t Call Me Baldy
    2 Kings 2:19-25
    08/05/2007
  • Boat House Jump
    1 Kings 19:19-21
    07/15/2007
  • White Noise
    1 Kings 19:10-18
    07/01/2007
  • Stone Baked Bread
    1 Kings 19:1-9
    06/24/2007
  • Soft Drink gods
    1 Kings 18:20-39
    06/17/2007
  • Dizzy in Right Field
    1 Kings 17:6-16
    06/10/2007
  • Melted Ice Cream
    Mark 10:13-16
    05/27/2007
  • A Beautiful Reflection
    2 Corinthians 8:7
    05/06/2007
  • Curing Affluenza
    Leviticus 27:30
    04/29/2007
  • Questioning Faith
    Genesis 18:20-33
    04/15/2007
  • God’s Womb
    John 21:10-14
    04/08/2007
  • Conflicted
    Luke 19
    04/01/2007
  • Forgotten
    Isaiah 43:16-19
    03/25/2007
  • Settled
    Isaiah 55:1-7
    03/11/2007
  • Distracted
    Luke 4:1-4
    02/25/2007
  • Urban God
    Revelation 21:20-22
    02/18/2007
  • Reverse Rapture
    Revelation 21:1-5
    02/04/2007
  • Woe
    Revelation 16:1-9
    01/21/2007
  • The New Exodus
    Revelation 8:13
    01/14/2007
  • Nike Worship
    Revelation 12:7-11
    01/07/2007
  • A Kingdom Kicking
    Luke 1:38-45
    12/24/2006
  • God Soap
    Malachi 3:1-4
    12/10/2006
  • Nearing Redemption
    Luke 21:25-28
    12/03/2006
  • Blessed Are the Guilt-Ridden
    Colossians 3:15-17
    11/26/2006
  • Blood Bath
    Revelation 7:9-17
    11/12/2006
  • Changing lenses
    Revelation 6:1-7
    11/05/2006
  • Pleasant Poverty
    Revelation 3:14-22
    10/22/2006
  • Revisiting the Rapture
    Revelation 1:1-3
    10/15/2006
  • Imagining Our Future
    10/08/2006
  • The Alternative Community
    Colossians 3:12-17
    09/17/2006
  • Double Edged Cross
    Colossians 2:6-15
    09/10/2006
  • Paul’s Plagiarism
    Colossians 1:15-20
    09/03/2006
  • Gospel Politics
    Colossians 1:3-6
    08/27/2006
  • Ego Eimi
    John 6:14-21
    07/30/2006
  • The Headless Harbinger
    Mark 6:14-29
    07/16/2006
  • Open Heart Conflict
    2 Corinthians 6:1-13
    06/25/2006
  • The Return of the King
    Isaiah 6:1-13
    06/11/2006
  • The Gasp of Skeletons
    Ezekiel 37
    06/04/2006
  • Clash of the Titans
    Gen 1:1-5
    05/28/2006
  • Undeserving Enemies
    Acts 3
    05/21/2006
  • The Grace of Giving
    2 Corinthians 8:7
    04/30/2006
  • Go with the Grain
    John 12:20-25
    04/16/2006
  • A Forgetful God
    Jeremiah 31:31-34
    04/02/2006
  • Jesus the Serpent
    John 3:14-18
    03/26/2006
  • Following a Fool
    1 Corinthians 1:18-25
    03/19/2006
  • Driven into Wilderness
    Mark 1:9-13
    03/05/2006
  • The Keystone Congregation
    Exodus 25
    02/19/2006
  • Body Worship
    Romans 12:1
    02/12/2006
  • Secret Cents
    Matthew 6:19-21
    02/05/2006
  • Time Warped
    Psalm 46:10
    01/22/2006
  • Generous Spirit
    1 Corinthians 12:4-11
    01/15/2006
  • Third-Way Faith
    01/08/2006
  • Press Pause
    Isaiah 40:3-5
    12/04/2005
  • God Unexpected
    Isaiah 64:1-9
    11/27/2005
  • The Sacred Rhythm
    Psalm 22
    11/20/2005
  • The Spirituality of Justice
    Psalm 5
    11/05/2005
  • Healing the Sick
    James 5:13-16
    10/30/2005
  • Submitting to God
    James 4:7-10
    10/30/2005
  • The Cry of the Soul
    Psalm 88
    09/11/2005
  • Between Despair and Hope
    Deuteronomy 31:7-8
    08/28/2005