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
Have you ever taken a spiritual gifts inventory and been relieved that generosity is not your primary spiritual gift? I know how you feel. But I greatly admire people who are generous. I want to be one when I grow up. I always imagine that the best version of my future self will be generous. … Continue reading How To Become A Generous Person
If you’ve ever been a part of a small group, you’re probably familiar with the part of the meeting that’s always set aside for prayer requests. The group goes around the circle, and everyone shares how everyone else in the group can be praying for them. If you have an administratively minded member of your … Continue reading 7 Prayers That Actually Matter
It was Christmastime, and that typically means at least one trip to the mall. Tamara and I were on our way to a family party, and we were picking up rice and beans from Miguel’s Junior--basically the most important component of any festive meal. But since it was the Christmas season, finding a parking spot … Continue reading Should We Stop Using This Popular Christian Saying?
Many of us have ambitions to be used by God in incredible ways. But just as many of us feel like we're not exactly incredible people. Well, the good news is that Jesus came for the nobodies of this world.
If there is one criticism that’s levied against Christians more than any other, it’s that we’re judgmental. That we’re morally superior and hypocritical. To be sure, part of this criticism is unfair. Oftentimes, the whole Church gets lumped in with the horrific stances of some fringe groups that could only loosely be identified as Christian. … Continue reading Are There Times When Christians Should Judge?