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Why Women Matter in Ministry

Why Women Matter in Ministry

Women have held some of the most important roles in the story of Scripture. From Genesis to Revelation, there are countless examples of the impact of women in Biblical history. One of the best-known biblical stories about women features Mary and Martha, who were...

Subversive Mission

Subversive Mission

Didn’t Jesus call us to go out into all the world to make disciples and build his upside-down kingdom? Didn’t God call us to bring good news to the poor, freedom for those in captivity, and comfort to those who mourn? In Ephesians 4:11-13, Paul describes five...

Having the Mind of Christ

Having the Mind of Christ

We're all wearing paradigm glasses of one kind or another. We all see the world not as it is, but from our own perspective. We are finite, embodied beings with specific histories, relationships, knowledge, and social locations. None of us see the world objectively...

Revival

Revival

Who is limiting the opportunities for revival in our area—God or us? We must think it is not us. Why else would we be praying to God for revival and then be waiting for God to act? Of course, there is no revival unless and until there is an outpouring of the Holy...

What Do You Really Want? A Toolkit for Discernment

What Do You Really Want? A Toolkit for Discernment

The desires of our heart matter because they give us hints of our personal calling. They guide us toward what we are called to be, to live, and to do. Our responsibility is to choose between those life-giving desires that lead us to become the person God wants us to...

Preparing our kids for a transgender world

Preparing our kids for a transgender world

I had a mom come to me just this past week, concerned about what her 3rd grade child was hearing. (His male teacher came to class with multi-colored fingernail polish and tight shorts, and the first book they read as a class promoted the idea of multiple genders). As...

Leaving Your Church? Consider This First

Leaving Your Church? Consider This First

One night some years ago, I came home from church and opened my computer to read a suddenly popular meme floating around social media: “I am the church.” The meme, so far as I understood it, was intended as a kind of protest against the institutionalization of the...

“The Kingdom of God Is Here—Says Who?”

“The Kingdom of God Is Here—Says Who?”

A friend of mine tells the story of having to do street evangelism for a course he was taking at a Christian college a number of years ago. One had to “win” x number of souls to receive a passing grade. Regarding one attempt to present the gospel, he recalls this...

The Dos of Decision-Making

The Dos of Decision-Making

The decisions we make – even good ones - have far reaching impacts. Sometimes even good decisions go sideways. How do we make good decisions? Here are some tips: Does Scripture already give clear directions? Jesus distilled the Ten Commandments into two: love God and...

Why Women Matter in Ministry

Why Women Matter in Ministry

Women have held some of the most important roles in the story of Scripture. From Genesis to Revelation, there are countless examples of the impact of women in Biblical history. One of the best-known biblical stories about women features Mary and Martha, who were...

Subversive Mission

Subversive Mission

Didn’t Jesus call us to go out into all the world to make disciples and build his upside-down kingdom? Didn’t God call us to bring good news to the poor, freedom for those in captivity, and comfort to those who mourn? In Ephesians 4:11-13, Paul describes five...

Having the Mind of Christ

Having the Mind of Christ

We're all wearing paradigm glasses of one kind or another. We all see the world not as it is, but from our own perspective. We are finite, embodied beings with specific histories, relationships, knowledge, and social locations. None of us see the world objectively...

Revival

Revival

Who is limiting the opportunities for revival in our area—God or us? We must think it is not us. Why else would we be praying to God for revival and then be waiting for God to act? Of course, there is no revival unless and until there is an outpouring of the Holy...

What Do You Really Want? A Toolkit for Discernment

What Do You Really Want? A Toolkit for Discernment

The desires of our heart matter because they give us hints of our personal calling. They guide us toward what we are called to be, to live, and to do. Our responsibility is to choose between those life-giving desires that lead us to become the person God wants us to...

Preparing our kids for a transgender world

Preparing our kids for a transgender world

I had a mom come to me just this past week, concerned about what her 3rd grade child was hearing. (His male teacher came to class with multi-colored fingernail polish and tight shorts, and the first book they read as a class promoted the idea of multiple genders). As...

Leaving Your Church? Consider This First

Leaving Your Church? Consider This First

One night some years ago, I came home from church and opened my computer to read a suddenly popular meme floating around social media: “I am the church.” The meme, so far as I understood it, was intended as a kind of protest against the institutionalization of the...

“The Kingdom of God Is Here—Says Who?”

“The Kingdom of God Is Here—Says Who?”

A friend of mine tells the story of having to do street evangelism for a course he was taking at a Christian college a number of years ago. One had to “win” x number of souls to receive a passing grade. Regarding one attempt to present the gospel, he recalls this...

The Dos of Decision-Making

The Dos of Decision-Making

The decisions we make – even good ones - have far reaching impacts. Sometimes even good decisions go sideways. How do we make good decisions? Here are some tips: Does Scripture already give clear directions? Jesus distilled the Ten Commandments into two: love God and...

Helping Your Small Group Thrive

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