As a teenager, I was well aware of all the things Christians are not supposed to do. I was told that I couldn’t listen to secular music, no sex before marriage, no immodest clothing, no parties, no cursing, and the list goes on and on.As I got older, it seemed like my faith was more … Continue reading 3 Signs Your Faith Has No Freedom
As a Christian, it’s easy to develop habits of spirituality and yet still miss what Jesus came to do. We fill our lives with a bunch of Christian things like church, Bible studies, small groups, and all the other church events. Yet, we aren’t any closer to Jesus. The difficult thing about it is that … Continue reading 4 Questions to Gauge Your Spiritual Health
In today’s culture, authenticity is something of a cardinal virtue. Gone are the days when being known for “having it all together” is an appealing quality. And I think that’s a good thing.Looking like you have it all together when you really don’t is disingenuous. In a world full of reality television, we crave genuine … Continue reading What is the “Virtue of Authenticity” All About?
Early on a Friday morning, I noticed that I had missed a call from the administrative assistant at my church while at the gym. I figured I could call her back as soon as I got home. But before I could walk in the door, I received another call from someone on our pastoral team. … Continue reading What To Do When Tragedy Strikes Your Community