Peter Hiett: The Sermon That Got Him Fired

The following is a transcript of the sermon pastor Peter Hiett preached in 2004 that resulted in his being “defrocked” from the Evangelical Presbyterian denomination. It was preached at Lookout Mountain Community Church in Golden, Colorado December 5, 2004. You can watch it via video here  if you prefer.   “The Vineyard”  (or  ”What if God is [...]

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October 10th, 2012 by glwadmin

“Hellbound?” Premiered Sept 12 in Nashville: A Brief Review by Peter Hiett

The following is a brief review by pastor Peter Hiett of The Sanctuary Downtown, Denver, Colorado. Peter’s background is Reformed Presbyterian. He holds to a high view of Scripture and elevates Christ and the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ in all things. Here are a few thoughts he shared after viewing “Hellbound?”… “In Hellbound Kevin Miller does [...]

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September 12th, 2012 by glwadmin

Aurora: “Awake O Sleeper, rise from the dead and Christ will shine on you.”

Do you know what Sleeping Beauty’s name was? …The following email was sent out to the congregation and friends of pastor Peter Hiett of The Sanctuary Downtown, Denver, the Friday morning he received the news of the Aurora theater shooting…  ”Dear Sanctuary, I’m shocked and saddened by the news from Aurora this morning. Shocked, and [...]

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July 22nd, 2012 by glwadmin

Roger Olson: We Are All Heretics

During a sermon in our Reformed fellowship I was taken aback by a statement made by our pastor who said, “You know, we need to understand that we all possess some heresy.  There is no way we all have it down perfectly.  We are actually all heretics in some area and until we are open [...]

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June 17th, 2012 by glwadmin

Have You Considered the Power of Divine Romance?

Does God “force” His salvation on people and make them love Him like a “Stepford Wife”? Or does He just provide all that He can do to save us and let our “free-will” be the deciding factor? There are two radically different arguments for the necessity of an eternal hell depending on whether you are [...]

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June 15th, 2012 by glwadmin

Roger Olson: “Calvinism Leads to Universalism”

Okay, maybe Calvinism doesn’t lead to universalism inexorably–as if every Calvinist must become a universalist.  However, many leading universalist theologians are/were Reformed and believed that their Calvinist concepts of God’s sovereignty eventually compelled them to embrace universalism….Schleiermacher, Barth. Barth saw rightly that the inner logic of Calvinism must lead to unversalism IF it takes seriously [...]

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June 14th, 2012 by glwadmin

Peter Hiett: One God, One Fire

The following is an excerpt from Peter Hiett’s sermon on Daniel 3:1-30 called “One Fire.” We are attracted to the fire and we are burned by the fire.  God is love and God is fire. Love is fire.  We are burned by love because we’re resistant to love. The thing in us that resists love [...]

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June 5th, 2012 by glwadmin

Peter Hiett: “Tired of trying to save everyone and judge everyone at the same time?”

  Peter Hiett is a former Reformed Presbyterian pastor (EPC) who now pastors The Sanctuary in Denver.  We are continually growing in our appreciation of his ministry as he is a student of the Living Word and believes that “theology matters.”  This has led to his very rich and honest approach to the Scriptures and [...]

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June 4th, 2012 by glwadmin

“Hellbound? The Movie” Trailer–Check This Out!

“Hellbound? The Movie” is a full length docu-movie to be released Fall 2012.  The new trailer is here! You can view it here: http://www.hellboundthemovie.com From the “Hellbound?” Website: Does hell exist? If so, who ends up there, and why? Featuring an eclectic group of authors, theologians, pastors, social commentators and musicians, “Hellbound?” is a provocative, [...]

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March 23rd, 2012 by glwadmin