Church Traditions. For some, those words placed next to each other feel like a pinched nerve. For others, they're like a battle cry for the preservation of your generation. But, whose right? When it comes to church tradition—should we trash them in the name of contemporary culture, or herald them as an honorable heritage? Probably … Continue reading Trash or Treasure? My thoughts on so-called ‘church traditions.’
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18, ESV. This is what the Apostle Paul immediately confesses after rejoicing over the magnificent claim that to be in Christ is to also be a blessed child of God, … Continue reading Yes, God is still for His Children.
Have you ever told someone, ‘I’m praying for you!’ and then never actually prayed for them? Here’s three reasons why you need to stop doing that.
Be careful about what you ask The Lord for, because He might just give it to you! That was the case for the Israelites at a place they would later name, ‘graves of craving’...
This article is a guest post contributed by Ethan Maness. Ethan is currently working towards pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Currently he is part of a student group that meets weekly to discuss an expositional study of Romans and converse over theological doctrines, which inspired the following article. Enjoy this great piece! Over the … Continue reading The Image of God Reflected in the Mission of God.
There was a popular game when I was a teenager that my youth leaders used to demonstrate the danger of spreading gossip. At least that was what I believed the ultimate point of the game to be. You probably remember this game too. Everyone forms a circle and a randomly selected person begins by whispering … Continue reading Digital gossip and sharing the truth.
Does absence make the heart grow fonder? I believe it does. It’s not just a cheesy line used in the best selling Rom Com’s nor is it merely a happily-ever-after line from a Disney classic. I think it’s true to say that when we are separated from people for whom we deeply love and care … Continue reading Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
I will never forget the deep reluctance I wrestled with when I first began sensing that hard to describe “call to preach.” I say reluctant because I gave The Lord a million reasons for why I shouldn’t “preach” and to be honest I couldn’t think of a reason for why I should—other than the searing … Continue reading The makings of a preacher.