It's time we faced the harsh reality that "the bride of Christ" sometimes does more to turn people away from Jesus than those who are in the world.
What would it look like to fully embrace the power given to us in the Spirit?
Loving our neighbors as ourselves is one of those Christian notions that is so familiar it tends to lose its punch...and this idea honestly packs a wallop!
Everything I own has broken recently, my dishwasher, refrigerator, etc. It's disappointing...and costly. And so it is with the brokenness of sin.
What are you risking for your faith? Is it really a risk if we live and give for God, but then retreat to the comfort of our current lifestyles at the end of the day?
Our beach house this summer is named "Shekinah." What does this word for God's dwelling place mean for us today?
God calls each of us, who have experienced this life-changing love and undeserved grace, to pay it forward, including to our enemies. For nothing more powerfully provokes another to turn to Jesus than the gift of undeserved forgiveness and grace.
Judas is a reminder that we always have a choice: draw close to God by acting on the truth we've been given, or reject God's truth and become blind to it.
How can people establish safeguards to stop sin? A marriage and family therapist shares her wisdom in counseling people to find the places where bad situations could have been turned around and consequences avoided.
I worry sometimes that I might be losing my religion--every time I read of another church scandal: theologies untethered to Biblical truth, financial or personal corruption by leaders, and in many cases downright lawlessness. Yet these same halls echo with voices proclaiming the knowledge and love of God, encouraging we the people to turn away [...]