The Blessing and Challenge of Graduation
Choose this day whom you will serve. (Joshua 24:15)
High school graduation is a rite of passage unlike any other. You move from being treated like a child (legally) to being counted an adult, both in society and in any…Continue Reading
Kindle the Fire in Corporate Worship
You were made for more than private devotions.
As nice as it can be to tuck ourselves away in some nook and cranny, all by our lonesome, and read the Scriptures we want to read, pray the prayers we prefer,…Continue Reading
Make the Switch in Life and Worship
During a ferocious winter storm, I awoke in the middle of the night to find my house without electricity. A quick glance out the window revealed that our entire block was entirely dark.
I called our power company. “Yep,” they…Continue Reading
Captured by God’s Beauty
Ten Reasons to Memorize Big Chunks of the Bible
You can memorize big chunks, even books, of the Bible. Unless you’re part of the very small percentage of us who suffer from a traumatic brain injury or stroke or disability, you really can. And you should. But why should…Continue Reading
Getting Clear on Evangelism
We might have evangelism mixed up.
When evangelism is often discussed, it tends to focus on how churches mobilize their people to get out and connect with unbelievers. But when we think in these terms, the definition of evangelism can…Continue Reading
True Kinship in God’s Family
Recently, I had the amazing joy of welcoming into the world my newest niece and nephew. It’s a privilege beyond measure to be called an uncle.
However, by all natural accounts, this is an impossible reality because I only have…Continue Reading
Good News: You Can’t Do It
Finding Joy in the Clouds
A few months ago, I made a startling discovery.
In Scripture, clouds are associated with the very presence of God.
Before my surprising insight, my view of clouds had been entirely negative. I’d never liked cloudy days, especially when they…Continue Reading