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Born to Belong

Born to Belong

We all have a fundamental human need to belong to a community. We need “our people” who understand us, support us, encourage us, and challenge us to grow. Secular communities fulfill some of these needs. Yet secular communities leave a gap in our sense of meaning and...

Analog Church

Analog Church

A life of increasing contentment, resilience, and wisdom is something we’re all after. And in one way or another, most of us know that the digital age has dangerously undone some of the necessary work of such a life. But there is an ancient and timeless remedy for...

Clinging to The Great Physician

Clinging to The Great Physician

During an outbreak of the bubonic plague nearly five hundred years ago, the no-nonsense leader of the German Reformation, Martin Luther, wrote a practical letter of advice to Johann Hess, a pastor in the city of Breslau. Many of his words relating to Christians’...

Finding Balance in a Teeter-Totter World

Finding Balance in a Teeter-Totter World

Do you ever feel that life is out of tune —a discordant schedule of pastoral engagements, spousal obligations, parental demands, friends’ needs, children’s activities, and church activities expecting your participation? When your head finally hits the pillow, does...

Help Is Here

Help Is Here

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be [c]witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NKJV)  Somewhere in my midthirties I ran out of fuel.  While serving churches...

Serve in the Spirit

Serve in the Spirit

There are two ways to serve God. One is to serve in the energy of the flesh; the other is to serve in the power of the Spirit. Serving God in the flesh simply means relying on your own natural abilities, the things you received at birth—your natural talent,...

The Importance of Boundaries in Healing

The Importance of Boundaries in Healing

Shelby was working as a first responder when she signed up for a Tribe group that met at the church she attended. She said very little during the first few meetings but slowly began to open up as the program progressed. She shared with the group that she was going...

The Lion of Judah Has the Loudest Roar

The Lion of Judah Has the Loudest Roar

We stopped dead in our tracks as the lion began to roar. My toddler grandson was just a few steps ahead of us, closest to the huge animal. The majestic lion, with his gorgeous, black-tipped mane, towered above Liam, who had his nose pressed against the wall of...

How To Effectively Minister to Single Dads

How To Effectively Minister to Single Dads

No one quite knows what to do with single dads when it comes to church socials and fellowship. While church should be the one safe place this man finds community and acceptance, sadly Christians assume he’s fine on his own. In reality, raising kids alone in this world...

Born to Belong

Born to Belong

We all have a fundamental human need to belong to a community. We need “our people” who understand us, support us, encourage us, and challenge us to grow. Secular communities fulfill some of these needs. Yet secular communities leave a gap in our sense of meaning and...

Analog Church

Analog Church

A life of increasing contentment, resilience, and wisdom is something we’re all after. And in one way or another, most of us know that the digital age has dangerously undone some of the necessary work of such a life. But there is an ancient and timeless remedy for...

Clinging to The Great Physician

Clinging to The Great Physician

During an outbreak of the bubonic plague nearly five hundred years ago, the no-nonsense leader of the German Reformation, Martin Luther, wrote a practical letter of advice to Johann Hess, a pastor in the city of Breslau. Many of his words relating to Christians’...

Finding Balance in a Teeter-Totter World

Finding Balance in a Teeter-Totter World

Do you ever feel that life is out of tune —a discordant schedule of pastoral engagements, spousal obligations, parental demands, friends’ needs, children’s activities, and church activities expecting your participation? When your head finally hits the pillow, does...

Help Is Here

Help Is Here

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be [c]witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 (NKJV)  Somewhere in my midthirties I ran out of fuel.  While serving churches...

Serve in the Spirit

Serve in the Spirit

There are two ways to serve God. One is to serve in the energy of the flesh; the other is to serve in the power of the Spirit. Serving God in the flesh simply means relying on your own natural abilities, the things you received at birth—your natural talent,...

The Importance of Boundaries in Healing

The Importance of Boundaries in Healing

Shelby was working as a first responder when she signed up for a Tribe group that met at the church she attended. She said very little during the first few meetings but slowly began to open up as the program progressed. She shared with the group that she was going...

The Lion of Judah Has the Loudest Roar

The Lion of Judah Has the Loudest Roar

We stopped dead in our tracks as the lion began to roar. My toddler grandson was just a few steps ahead of us, closest to the huge animal. The majestic lion, with his gorgeous, black-tipped mane, towered above Liam, who had his nose pressed against the wall of...

How To Effectively Minister to Single Dads

How To Effectively Minister to Single Dads

No one quite knows what to do with single dads when it comes to church socials and fellowship. While church should be the one safe place this man finds community and acceptance, sadly Christians assume he’s fine on his own. In reality, raising kids alone in this world...

Helping Your Small Group Thrive

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