This Holiday Season, You Have A Chance To Redefine Your Giving

May I suggest that you redefine your giving this year? Find a person, a family, a relationship that you can serve yourself, not just with material goods. Find a service that you can provide, yourself, to some people who might benefit from it. Get into the emotional and spiritual muck of serving, as well as the financial aspect. [Click title to read more.]

Get Over Your Fear Of Being Wrong

A lot of believers go through life never questioning themselves about anything. They never confront the possibility that they might be wrong. Ever. [Click title to read more.]

We Need To Rediscover The Meaning of Fellowship

I suspect that much of our current definition of fellowship - and, if I dare say it, of "doing life together" - coincides little with the concept of fellowship that the ancient church shared. [Click title to read more.]

Let’s Be Okay With Disagreement. The Bible Says We Can.

Arguments among Christians are particularly fraught because behind them always lurks the specter of salvation, of eternity, of Christ. Losing an argument feels like you are doing it "wrong," which can be frightening; no one wants to invoke God's wrath or feel like a "lesser" Christian or believe that they are blind to a truth in God's word. [Click title to read more.]

Make It Hard To Say No To God

Here's the thing: ignoring God is easier when it's a passive act. When we just sort of let it slide, when we never committed to speaking with Him in any concrete way to start, there's no moment of confrontation or decision where we must utter the truth: that we choose to ignore Him. [Click title to read more.]

The Difference Between Real and Abstract Belief

I suspect that for believers it's easier and more comforting to face Christ's return or our return to Him in a sort of happy abstract rather than as a realistic possibility: those events are coming, they're out there, and they matter, but we don't always regard them with a profound sense of urgency. [Click title to read more.]

You Are A Story You’ve Never Dreamed Of

God also knows all of our possibilities and strengths and what we have the capacity to do. More than we do, God has the vision of who exactly we are meant to be, what we might be like when we're everything He created us for. [Click title to read more.]