Direct your heart towards God’s gifts so that thanksgiving may overflow to your visitors as you serve them with a thankful heart.
Lives grind to a halt when people don’t know how to relate to their past. Stephen Viars introduces a third way to view one’s personal history—by exploring the role of the past as God intended.
Whatever challenges you are facing, whatever questions you are holding, whatever brutality you are grappling with on this fallen planet at this moment, know that you are seen, known, understood, and deeply beloved by God.
It is also often said that we should shun discussions about religion and politics, since they are often contentious. Yet silence would exclude too many matters that concern both the church and the state.
Here’s an old joke that illustrates the pastoral need for asking the right question: Once there was a boy sitting on a porch, with a dog next to him. A salesman approached the porch and asked the boy, “Does your dog bite?” “Nope,” said the boy. The salesman stepped on the porch to ring the …
Many people in our churches are wondering how to address economic matters. Let’s consider facts, logic and scripture.
The church has a lot of hard thinking to do. But as we abandon our unquestioned answers, I’m hoping that we’ll be able to love God—and our neighbor—better.
What is your compass? What is your North Pole? Don’t settle for trusting only yourself. Pick up the Bible to gain a new understanding of God, and of the world and everyone in it—including yourself.
As ministry leaders, we need to constantly remind those we teach that mindless Christianity does not please Jesus. We need to stay focused on sharpening our worldview.
Understanding Jesus as the center of all of reality is liberating. It rescues us from the “me-ness” of “me and Jesus” and positions us to see the world from God’s perspective and bring His good news to everyone, everywhere, all the time.