Misfits on a Mission, Finding Identity in Jesus

Sermons on Isaiah

Upstream Shalom

In this message, Pastor T. C. connects Roots’ value of shalom (in all four dimensions: God, self, others, world) with confronting the challenge of global warming. We will not prevent the most costly consequences of climate change with individualistic solutions. We need to look ‘upstream’ to systemic solutions.

Breaking the Chains Intro

Lent is a season of the Christian calendar in which we are once again invited to be formed by the pattern of Jesus’s life. In this series we will not only explore the personal application of Lenten practice, but also the corporate application. A framing passage for this series is from Isaiah 58: Shout it…

Shalom Justice

“Purposefully seeking the renewal of our city,” Roots’ third mission priority, requires us to have a unified vision of justice. Justice, as we have learned from Dr. Cornel West, is “what love looks like in public.” So, this week, we are looking at the big picture of justice in the biblical narrative. Like the picture…

Worship & Justice

The name of the Love in Public series comes from a quote by Dr. Cornel West: “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” In the first message of the series, Pastor T. C. teaches on the “transitive property” of love. When we passionately love God, we develop love for those whom…