Where did Jesus go when he died? When Jesus went to the Cross for us, he paid the penalty for our sins, and he made a way for us to be eternally reconciled to God. And on the third day, he rose in victory. But we're left with the question: where did Jesus go for … Continue reading Where Did Jesus Go When He Died?
“If you died today and Jesus asked you why he should let you into heaven, what would you say?”This is a question that has rung in the ears of countless American Christians for the past number of decades. It’s a question we’ve often asked when we’re trying to bring someone to a decision point where … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Eternal Life Isn’t Just For When You Die
We’re all prone to having a critical spirit. Our natural tendency is to complain and criticize.Oftentimes, when we get in a habit of doing it, we can’t seem to get out of the cycle of negativity. Cynicism begins to set in, and all we can see or seem to talk about are the negative aspects … Continue reading 6 Ways To Cure Your Critical Spirit
As we celebrate American Independence Day, many of us are looking forward to burgers, hotdogs, baseball, and spending time with friends and family. We gather to celebrate the ideals upon which our nation was founded. A Union founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But as we look to the current … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Christians Need To Be Able To Disagree Politically
I love studying theology. Having gone to seminary, I’ve read my fair share of dusty old theology books with difficult concepts to understand. Often, I’ve read them with my dictionary handy so that I can look up the many words I don’t understand.And I’ve loved every second of it. Diving deeper into weighty theological ideas … Continue reading 6 Reasons You Should Guard Yourself Against Becoming A Theology Snob
Sometimes your next step in life is very clear. You just finished school and have a job lined up. You just got a big promotion at work and it feels like you’re coming into your own. A rough patch in your life has just turned into new and wonderful opportunities.Must be nice!These are such great … Continue reading 4 Things You Can Do When The Future Is Uncertain
Seminary training is such a valuable asset to church leaders. But there are a lot of misconceptions about seminary grads. Here are 5 surprising truths about seminary grads.
Have you ever met someone who was a little too nice, a little too fast? Can you trust them? Should you?
The life of faith is meant to be a joyful existence. But too often joy feels like something that’s just beyond our grasp. We may get flashes of it, but life can feel like a struggle. It can feel mundane. It can even feel pretty bleak.But we know that joy is part of the fruit … Continue reading 5 Things That Steal Your Joy And How To Fight Them
Holy Week is an incredibly important week on the Christian calendar. It’s the week when we celebrate the most central events and truths of our faith. This week, we celebrate the last week of Jesus’ earthly ministry: his entrance into Jerusalem, the last supper, his betrayal, death, and resurrection. This Friday, your church may have … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why Good Friday Service Should Not Be A Funeral For Jesus