Meet the Family of God
There is no denying the importance of family. My husband and children are my first priority and God’s gift to me. When my husband is discouraged, it’s a privilege to come alongside him and encourage him. When my kids are…Continue Reading
Isn’t It Ironic?
Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill debuted in 1995, just as the first wave of Millennials was crashing into America’s high schools. Her music became one of the soundtracks for these critical years — for many of us, not chosen,…Continue Reading
Five Truths About the Resurrection of Jesus
The resurrection of Jesus is foundational to the Christian faith, and yet, oftentimes, we only give it real thought around the Easter season.
But the resurrection of Jesus is so important that Paul writes, “If Christ has not been raised,…Continue Reading
Preparing Teens for College (And Adulthood)
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. (Psalm 127:4)
Raising teens to be faithful Christian adults has never been easy. Like us, our children enter this world as sinners whose hearts must be…Continue Reading
Worship That’s Out of This World
The gospel all at once puts us at home in every culture and at odds with every culture.
Christ wants to and will make his home in every culture on the planet. This faith is not restrained to Jews, and…Continue Reading
Will America Be Judged?
The reason the gospel of Jesus is precious is that it offers joyful rescue from furious judgment. The Bible speaks of the “fury of the wrath of God the Almighty” (Revelation 19:15). And the Bible exults that “Jesus delivers us…Continue Reading
There’s Nothing Short About Short-Term Missions
Are our short-term “missions” trips really helping the cause of missions?
By “missions,” I mean the process of Christians from reached people groups sharing the gospel with unreached people groups (UPG), implying that languages must be learned and cultures must…Continue Reading
Shape Your Life with the Words of Life
The Christian life, from start to finish, is utterly dependent on the grace of God.
Not only do we come into spiritual life by sheer grace (Act 18:27; Romans 3:24; Ephesians 2:5), but it is in divine grace that we…Continue Reading
Is the Preaching Any Good?
One of the most fundamental truths to understand about the church’s corporate gathering is that Jesus is a giver.
Jesus, our Savior and salvation — the one to whom we are united by faith — gave himself to us by…Continue Reading