From a Life Without Limbs to a Life Without Limits

From a Life Without Limbs to a Life Without Limits

Nick Vujicic came into the world with no arms and no legs, but only a six-inch appendage with two toes on the left side of his torso, and no medical explanation. The whole church wondered why God would allow the pastor’s son to be born with such a birth defect. But...
Five Action Steps the Church Can Take to Care for the Lonely

Five Action Steps the Church Can Take to Care for the Lonely

“Mark, I don’t even know where to begin,” Matt stated as we talked over coffee. “The needs of my church are so great that I often feel paralyzed. I don’t know what the first step should even be.” It can seem overwhelming for a church to care for the vast needs of the...
Definitions

Definitions

A few years back, I was representing my Camp at a Christian Youth Conference.  To encourage people to stop, we usually tried to have something “fun”.  In the past, we used drawings for prizes, free candy, illusions, balloon animals, and more. This year, however, I...
What is Intercultural Evangelism?

What is Intercultural Evangelism?

Sadhu Sundar Singh, a beloved Christian from India, told a story of a high-caste man in India who collapsed from heat exhaustion while waiting on a railway station platform. He explained, someone ran to the faucet, filled a cup with water, and brought it to the man in...
Answering the Entrepreneurial Call pt 2

Answering the Entrepreneurial Call pt 2

A lot of images come to mind with the word entrepreneur. There’s a Silicon Valley stereotype that includes a button-down shirt with a Patagonia vest. A lot of people will think of someone young, someone working in technology. Few people would think of a gardener. But...
Answering the Entrepreneurial Call

Answering the Entrepreneurial Call

The word calling has dominated Christian circles in recent years, and it has taken on a mysterious power that no one seems to have nailed down. Does God call people into certain jobs and professions? Is calling a special spiritual experience? Are some people called...
Love Your Enemy

Love Your Enemy

When we read what Jesus says about loving our enemies, it can be tempting to soften his words. Can we take this another way? Maybe he didn’t mean it! Unfortunately, he’s pretty clear. In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus says to love our enemies and to pray for those who...
Basic Beliefs Matter

Basic Beliefs Matter

BASIC BELIEFS OF SECULAR HUMANISM There is no God There is no devil The Bible is full of myths The universe is self-caused There is no such thing as sin There is no after-life judgment Gender is what you want it to be Heaven and hell are make-believe There is no such...