Sometimes, Ministry Is Simply Doing What You Already Do…And Doing It Well

All too often, our definitions of "ministry" mostly involve either teaching or discipling people, or volunteering to do extra activities for those in need of help or services. We view ministry, in other words, as an elective activity of some sort that we pick up. But ministry can be so much more. [Click title to read more.]

Paying Attention To God (And Your Own Mind)

We talk a lot about hearing God and paying attention to Him, but we have a habit of then immediately turning on every device and engaging in every activity within reach, often with mindless fervor. No wonder we can't hear anything! [Click title to read more.]

What It Looks Like To Forget God

Yes, in a world that has forgotten God, sin will reign. And in a world that has forgotten God, love will be dead, too - along with mercy, and compassion, and forgiveness. [Click title to read more.]

New Year’s Resolutions and the Myth of Change

Mark my word: things will change for you this year. The person you will be at the cusp of 2018 will not be, God willing, the same person who walked into 2017. [Click title to read more.]

Where You Meet God Is Unique To You

If you are a believer, where you are, God is also. And where your great love and your great work is in His name, God rejoices. It is in those ordinary spaces that you stand the strongest chance of brushing up against glory. [Click title to read more.]

The Nature Of A False Prophet

Whenever we have the opportunity to talk to anyone about what God thinks, what God wants or intends, or what He has revealed to us, it's wise to double-check before we lead anyone - including ourselves! - astray.[Click title to read more.]

It’s Okay To Be Earnest

We live in a world of artifice, where more often than not genuine enthusiasm and passion for something - for anything! - can be interpreted as caring too much, as trying too hard, as not being critical/cynical/skeptical enough. Our culture maintains a healthy scorn for those it deems to be enjoying themselves too much. But Christians should be different. [Click title to read more.]

Fruit Inspectors

For all of us, I'm sure, there is a collective set of identity markers and clues that scream to us "fellow believer." But the Bible tells us that's not how you identify Christians. [Click title to read more.]

Preparing For Thanksgiving With Hearts of Gratitude

Thoughts on gratitude and some pre-Thanksgiving testimonies that will help us remember the spiritual, and not material, blessings of the season. [Click title to read more.]