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Discipleship

Easter is a highly significant celebration in the life of the church and is often presented as the central affirmation of the Christian faith. Do we do it a disservice by thinking of it as a holiday or even a historical event? […] Read More

Many Christians allow the U.S. political system and their choice of news media to determine their response to current issues. However, Christians should have a higher calling and greater responsibility than partisan politics. […] Read More

Five years into my journey with multiple myeloma, my illness has given me the opportunity to reconsider the stories that shape and misshape my identity. I’ve learned 5 new stories that nurture wholeness and meaning. […] Read More

People have been conditioned to avoid religion and politics in polite conversation, and as a result have forgotten how to talk about those subjects politely – or even altogether. It’s time to break free from your echo chamber. […] Read More

The hope of Lent is that we will come out of it a bit different than when we entered, having changed in some way for the better. Here’s the story of one pastor who turned his back on his racial prejudice. […] Read More

Marie Kondo, the tidying-up guru, is all the rage with her advice on how to declutter your life and find joy. Even if you’re not a Kondo fan, these three insights can teach you more about joy. […] Read More

“Love the sinner, hate the sin.” Not found in the Bible, the phrase is a popular, instant-judgment quip. When you use it, you’re saying you won’t love someone as God loves them or even as God loves you. […] Read More

Lent is about slowing down long enough to feel our longing. It’s about facing our true hunger and thirst, which we often seek to assuage with what will not satisfy. The psalms quench our yearning for deeper intimacy with God. […] Read More

The consumer-driven culture in the U.S. has a not-so-subtle impact upon the church. We often seek that “one thing” that, when implemented, will bring the church shoppers to us in droves. Are we creating consumers or disciples? […] Read More

What are you giving up for Lent? I’ve heard that question often, and I’ve decided I’m not giving anything up this year. Instead, here are three ways I plan to prepare for Easter. […] Read More