In this recent series, we asked a basic question: what would it look like if we tried to truly live out Christ’s Great Commandment and Great Commission: to love God, love our neighbors, love ourselves and go make disciples? Throughout this series, we focused on cutting through the distractions and getting down to the heart of our Christian faith. What are the essential beliefs and practices that define Christianity? And what changes might be necessary in our lives and our relationships if we want to truly live into God’s good plan for us? Check out the resources and sermons below that helped us find answers to these questions.

Series Resources

Class: “Bible Translations: Why They Matter,” led by Bill Tammeus
Sunday Speaker Series
Sunday, March 24, 9 a.m. in the Witherspoon Room
Come explore how and why the Bible gets translated from Hebrew and Greek (and some Aramaic), how different translations can result in different meanings and what any of this has to do with living out our faith.
Bill Tammeus, a member of Second for more than 40 years, writes about matters of faith on his daily blog, for the National Catholic Reporter, for The Presbyterian Outlook and for Flatland, KCPT-TV’s digital magazine, and is the author of six books.

Digital Resources

Second’s “We Believe” Page

What Do Presbyterians Believe?

What Do Presbyterians Believe? – Session Two

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Theology


God in the Quran, by Jack Miles

Faith Seeking Understanding, by Daniel L. Migliore

Christian Doctrine, by Shirley C. Guthrie

Unapologetic, by Francis Spufford

Simply Christian, by N.T. Wright

Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, by Diarmaid MacCulloch

The Misunderstood Jew, by Amy-Jill Levine

The Great Spiritual Migration, by Brian McLaren

The Value of Doubt, by Bill Tammeus

Week One


Week Two


Week Three


Week Four


Week Five


Week Six


Week Seven