Show Them Through Our Love…

“Marilynne Robinson has observed, ‘The word Christian now is seen less as identifying an ethic, and more as identifying a demographic.’ In other words, being a Christian in our society is more about what you buy and how you vote, rather than how you care for people. Rather than showing the world our faith through […]

No Fruit, No Root…

“We tend to think of self-control as a strictly human enterprise, but Scripture describes self-control as a product of being connected to God. It’s something that grows when your life is rooted in divine reality. In fact, if it’s missing, your faith may be a ruse. No fruit, no root.” ~ Drew Dyck

Black or White?

Some issues are just more complex than we want them to be…

Inherent Value…

“I think what we reinforce over and over again in Christian circles is that your value is based on how useful you are. How much are you changing the world for God? How effective are you on the mission field? How well are you fulfilling your destiny? We marinate in that thinking, and it transforms […]

Think About It…

“I tell the world all the time…I was a gangster before I met Jesus. Now I’m a redeemed sinner with gangster proclivities. I say that everyday. Why? Because it’s REAL. It’s not just a matter of repeating the words…it’s about reminding myself of what Jesus has done for me, and being thankful for what my […]

Think About It…

“If it was God’s desire to provide us with an accurate and reliable account of the life of Jesus, an account we could trust and recognize as consistent with other forms of eyewitness testimony, God surely accomplished it with the four gospel accounts. Yes, the accounts are messy. They are filled with idiosyncrasies and personal […]

Think About It…

“I’m alarmed sometimes when I hear Christians make inaccurate statements related to the nature of evidence. When discussing evidence with skeptics, we don’t need to concede that a particular fact related to the Christian worldview is not a piece of evidence simply because it is not a piece of direct evidence. Even though a particular […]

Think About It…

“Are you ready for God to prune you? Are you prepared to surrender to him anything about your life that is not bearing fruit—and for God to get rid of it? Do you honestly want God to take away anything that you’re into which is stopping you from being more and more Christlike? That’s what […]

Think About It…

“Someone once said that ‘a community is where the person you like least always is.’ When you think about it, the early church was comprised of individuals, Jews and Gentiles, that despised each other. Yet they found themselves in the same fellowship purely because of the cross. But in the American church, we want to […]