Following Jesus isn't about merely getting your hand stamped for heaven. Here are some of the major differences between being saved and being a disciple.
Most people have good intentions and would never knowingly do something evil. But here are 5 ways Christians' actions don't always line up with their intentions and we call things good when they're actually evil.
It seems easy to trust God when things are going well. But it's really hard when life sucks. Here's how you can increase your faith when things are hard.
We all struggle with doubt at some point. And sometimes we feel like we can't talk about it. But doubt isn't the opposite of faith. It's part of faith. Here are 4 ways to persevere through it.
We all want the kind of faith that can move mountains and start movements. But here's how to tell if you have contagious faith.
When you have a growing faith, it shows. And when you don't, it also shows. Here are 5 signs that your faith isn't growing.
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. At … Continue reading What To Do When Tragedy Strikes Your Community