Facebook has never been more addictive.
In 2013, it was 63% of Facebook users who checked in daily. In 2014, that number shot up to 70%. If you check Facebook day after day, you join over 864 million others with…Continue Reading
We humans have an irrepressible need to make sense of the world and our experience in it.
Meaninglessness Is an Illusion
Darwinian naturalists believe that we adapted this need for meaning in order to secure food and pass along our…Continue Reading
We all have those moments where a seemingly insignificant statement has far-reaching effects throughout our life. For me, one came 17 years ago when an older mentor was helping me look for resources to grow my faith. As I was…Continue Reading
Your small group is destined to die a slow, complacent, even cordial death without direction. Good food and casual conversation might be staples of normal small group life, but they cannot be the substance. Too many groups meet week after…Continue Reading
We need clarity on the meaning of life.
I mean clarity not in terms of getting our theology in order, or knowing what to say if our pastor asked, but clarity in terms of the questions we should stop and…Continue Reading
How is your faith for evangelism? Too frequently mine is too small. I hate that sin of unbelief and having just spent a few days with some joyful, bold, fruitful evangelists, I am freshly encouraged to fight it.
A reluctance…Continue Reading
“Some people wonder all their lives if they made a difference,” Ronald Reagan once said. Then he added, “The Marines don’t have that problem.” That was certainly true of the Marines who fought and died on a little island called…Continue Reading
It’s one of the more mundane things I do as media ministries staff: soldering microphone connectors in the floor pockets.
Our sanctuary was built in 1991, and after over twenty years of use, some of the old and frequently used…Continue Reading
Those who suffer the fallout of “the mommy wars” will be relieved to hear that their suspicions have been confirmed. There are forces at work in this world that are hell-bent against them. But this devilish letter, intercepted by the…Continue Reading
A few years ago, a girl wobbled onto the ice with her little brother in tow, wondering about the wisdom of taking him for an ice-skating trip on his fifth birthday — especially since she hadn’t been ice skating in…Continue Reading
Jesus said, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44). He also said, “Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you” (Luke 6:27–28).
So whether someone…Continue Reading
There are no commandments in the Bible more devastating than the two that Jesus said are the greatest:
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and…
We’ve all been there. Maybe even today is one of those days for you.
The crazy day. At least spiritually speaking.
Hopefully you have your regular routine and go-to “habits of grace,” your own when and where and hows for…Continue Reading