Yet, it seems many people are far more fired up about a Supreme Court nominee, a religious freedom order or famous politicians showing friendship and favor toward Christian leaders, churches and organizations.
What commands your energy, your passion, your resources, your time? What consumes your thoughts and influences your decision making process? What holds ultimate value in your life?
Sometimes I think we get so deep into the fog that we can’t see, or maybe even refuse to see our problems. We lie to ourselves, saying that we are okay so that we don’t have to confront the pain we’ve concealed so well for so long.
During my high school years, I spent a majority of my after school working hours (and summers as well) in various roles at the local private country club.Growing up […]
It is appropriate on this day, almost exactly one month in advance of the day this country has deemed as the official day assigned to the birth of our Lord and Savior, to reflect on the subject of thankfulness.
In Part 2 of the "Are You Ready?" series we evaluate our current status, are we truly ready for it means to be Christians?
Part 1 of the "Are you ready?" series looks at the need for preparation, establishing the groundwork for what it means to "be ready".
My interactions with Christians the last few weeks has been, troubling. What do I mean by this? Well, in that last two weeks I have been told that I […]
We show the world that our faith is placed in things other than God, including ourselves. And why? Because our faith isn’t real.
A lot of us need to stop pretending that we aren’t racists. (Yes, I really did say that.)
For Paul, sound doctrine is more than truth propositions; they are ideas that lead to proper Christian activity.
That’s the thing about real faith: it’s not a feeling – it’s an action. Of course there are emotions associated with it – apprehension, exhilaration, anticipation. But the bottom line is that faith is not real if it does not produce results.
You probably haven’t ever been whipped or imprisoned for your faith. But we all share in weaknesses.
But put us in a situation that’s outside of our spiritually safe comfort zone and we wilt. In those circumstances, our “faith” might cost us something.
This is not to say that children are not desperately wicked like the rest of us, they are, but their wickedness is far different from ours.
Justin and I prayed and soon we came to the same answer...