Churches really ought to be a refuge for the weary, a safe house for the broken, a rescue for the abused and mistreated. These local expressions of God’s gathered people are meant to offer the love, hope, and healing that…Continue Reading
I can flip a switch, but I don’t provide the electricity. I can turn on a faucet, but I can’t make the water flow. There will be no light and no liquid refreshment without someone else providing it.
And so…Continue Reading
I can almost hear the bells of our church steeple still ringing in my ear.
Every Sunday morning as a child church bells would echo through our town. From our steeple tower, a proclamation would sound to all who could…Continue Reading
It’s never been easier to watch movies, and lots of them.
Netflix, which leads the race as the top online streaming service, provides more than 10,000 movie options for its 40 million subscribers — and it’s flanked by formidable competitors…Continue Reading
The evolution of Valentine’s Day has followed a course similar to the evolution of Santa Claus. It began with legends surrounding an obscure saint (actually, there’s more than one St. Valentine) from early Christian history that oddly morphed over the…Continue Reading
What happens when you get a group of women in a room to discuss life and the gospel?
Talking. Lots of talking. And questions. More questions than you can imagine. Why? Because we need each other, and sometimes life can…Continue Reading
Perhaps the greatest sorrow of the single life is that so many put off pursuing the produce of the Spirit until they get married. The free and full life is found in Christ and played out in Christ-likeness, summed up in these nine prizes of the Christian life.Continue Reading
John Owen once said that our knowledge of the Bible is useless unless it “forms Christ in the soul.” He means that unless truth leads us to Jesus or brings him to us, it stays lifeless and unprofitable. It does…Continue Reading
The loss of a child is painful, deeply painful.
Fifteen years ago, my wife and I experienced our first certain miscarriage. I was a new dad, and then, just like that, it was over. The loss was so unexpected. The…Continue Reading