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Forgiveness & Being Let Down

A Tender Heart: Loving Others When They Let You Down by Alexa Hess   Over the years I have found myself becoming more sensitive to the shortcomings of others. Instead of allowing things to roll off, I’ve been bitter or resentful. The season where I struggled the...

Rhyme and Rhythm for Worship Gatherings

Rhyme and Rhythm for Worship Gatherings

Worship: Our Reason and Rhythm   2 Corinthians 3:18, “We all, with unveiled faces, are looking as in a mirror at the glory of the Lord and are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory…”   Works in progress Every disciple is a work in...

A Book Review of Gentle and Lowly

A Book Review of Gentle and Lowly

Gentle and Lowly Book Review By Pastor Mark Smith   A Helpful Book in a Time of Need It is an understatement to say last year brought a lot of feelings. When I look back on the complexities of it all, while knowing we aren’t out of the woods yet, it’s important...

Why Do We Do What We Do?

Why Do We Do What We Do?

Why are we putting so much effort into creating a permanent hub for ministry in Wallingford Seattle? Read these reflections from a staff member as we consider why The Hallows Church exists.

A Farewell Letter

A Farewell Letter

Dear Hallows Family, As many of you know, we recently worshiped with you in person for the last time prior to our transition to California. We wanted to write to say thank you for being our church and extended family for the last nine-and-a-half years, to reflect on...

For Consideration: The Power of Rhythms

For Consideration: The Power of Rhythms

The secular world has been talking about habits (atomic habits), schedules, resolutions? Should Christians consider the power of rhythms? How do rhythms and customs shape who we are and who we are becoming? How can you implement gospel-oriented rhythms into your life so that you become who God has created you to become–so those watching you, like your kids, can become who God has desired for them to become?

Real Life Experience with Prayer

Real Life Experience with Prayer by Kim Arthur, Director of Communications   "This is not looking good." Those were my actual thoughts. I was spending longer than I wanted to quiet my fidgety children and pup as they insisted on moving around and even bickering...

Gospel Clarity Study Series

In order for the gospel to be central, it must be functional. This series recorded live in a one-day teaching gathering is intended to go deeper on issues that are important to you and to the culture of Seattle. 

Searching the scriptures, finding the savior

In this special 1-part session, Pastor Andrew provides guidance on how to search the Scriptures to find the Savior.

Then beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted for them the things concerning himself in all the Scriptures. –Jesus, Luke 24:27

The Gospel and Spiritual Warfare

In this 4-part session, Pastor Andrew teaches what is spiritual warfare, who is involved, and how God calls and equips His church is to engage in the battle that is not always seen but is always present.

“The god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For we are not proclaiming ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’s sake. For God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of God’s glory in the face of Jesus Christ.” –2 Corinthians 4:4-6

Download fill-in-the-blank PDF outline:

The Gospel and Spiritual Warfare | Session 1  

The Gospel and Spiritual Warfare | Session 2 

The Gospel and Spiritual Warfare | Session 3  

The Gospel and Spiritual Warfare | Session 4

The Gospel and Ethnic Identity

In this 3-part session, Pastor Andrew leads us through a biblical exploration of ethnic identity, gospel distortions, unity in the midst diversity and how the gospel paves a path forward in a culture often frought with division in diversity.

“After this I looked and there was a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language, which no one could number, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes with palm branches in their hands And they cried  in a loud voice: Salvation belongs to our God, who is seated on the throne, and to the Lamb!” –Revelation 7:9-10

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 The Gospel and Ethnic Identity | Session 1      

 The Gospel and Ethnic Identity | Session 2      

 The Gospel and Ethnic Identity | Session 3      

 The Gospel and Ethnic Identity | Session 4

The Gospel Clarity Podcast

The Gospel Clarity podcast is designed to cultivate gospel clarity in the church for the world.

Follow along as Pastor Andrew Arthur and Pastor Mark Smith dive into the difference Jesus makes in all of life. Show topics span from answering listener’s theological questions to book reviews to current events and more. Submit a question by email

Seasons 1 & 2 available on all major podcast platforms >>> Stitcher, SoundCloud, Apple Podcasts