I created three labs teaching through Matthew 6:24–34 on anxiety. My objectives were both to understand how Jesus helps us overcome anxiety, but also to draw out six lessons for how to read the Bible for ourselves. With this short…Continue Reading
There are moments as a parent when you realize you’ve done a lot less clapping for your kids than you have disciplining them for sin. It can feel like all you do is battle them between errands and events, pick-ups…Continue Reading
God wants us to be sincere. He makes this point very clear. He wants us to have a “sincere heart” (Ephesians 6:5), a “sincere mind” (2 Peter 3:1), a “sincere faith” (1 Timothy 1:5), a “sincere wisdom” (James 3:17), a…Continue Reading
One of the agonizing aspects of being in love but not yet married is the need to wait. You long for the day when your lives will be so intertwined that every aspect will be linked together, including sexually. This…Continue Reading
We live in an age when we literally never have to wait for an answer. If it can be known, we know it in seconds, probably less. Siri, where is the nearest Chipotle? Google, living and active, lies at our…Continue Reading
When you hear the words “missional living,” what comes to mind? As I speak and train on missional living, I find many people either have a wrong understanding of the mission or wrongly believe they can’t do it. However, as…Continue Reading
Gluten-free food is an exploding sector of the grocery industry. It now accounts for more than $10 billion in annual sales in the United States, largely built on ensuring there is no flour in a product.
For some, gluten-free food…Continue Reading
Some great evangelists and missionaries have viewed their ministry as rescuing people from the sinking ship of the world. The boat is going down and our job is to save as many as we can from going down with it…Continue Reading
It’s hard to forget just how nervous I was reaching into my bag to reveal, of all things, a Bible. As a follower of Jesus, a leader in my local church, and a general manager of a large and profitable…Continue Reading
When a prophet calls down fire from heaven, it’s wise to stand to the side.
That’s how I felt a few weeks ago when John Perkins, the revered preacher and civil rights activist, brought up prosperity gospel pastor Creflo Dollar…Continue Reading
“I don’t have enough time.”
I have said this countless times over the years. I have thought it many times more than I’ve said it. But I have not ever seriously considered that thinking or speaking this way reflected poorly…Continue Reading
We have a crisis if the cross loses its offense in our eyes. If we’re not offended by the cross, we’re in grave danger of losing the comfort and hope of the cross.
Paul writes, “If I, brothers, still preach…Continue Reading
This past fall my husband had the privilege of going to Turkey to speak at a conference for Christian workers. Although I was excited for his opportunity, I was also feeling somewhat hesitant with the terrorist activity in nearby Syria…Continue Reading