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Discipleship

There’s no vacation from ministering to others. Pain, sadness and hatred do not rest. In a world filled with darkness, may all who follow Jesus be inspired to listen, comfort and educate. And may love be our first response. […] Read More

Adults repeatedly complain that youth today are lazy, don’t want to work and have no loyalty or respect for those of us who have paved the way. If that’s the case, maybe we should criticize those who set the example for them. […] Read More

Even though we exert our free will and proceed with full confidence as though we’re in charge, it also seems true that a larger hand is at work in directing us through life. As people of faith, do we see God’s presence in our lives? […] Read More

Seeking a way to reconcile your religious commitments to the stormy circumstances of our current political situation? What you need is a less risky ‘Jesus-free’ Christianity! You won’t believe how cheap it is! […] Read More

From overburdened schedules to political chaos, most of us walk around our city streets as zombies controlled by the devices in our hands. During the remaining weeks of summer, we need to recapture and embrace Sabbath. […] Read More

Some of us admirably keep the greatest commandments – loving God and loving your neighbor – but most of us fail to do these Christian ethics. Loving your neighbor means more than being neighborly. It’s hard but not impossible. […] Read More

We’re living in angry times, and churches show little difference. Imagine the amazing witness churches would have today if they were known by the way they reconcile with, love and restore one another. Houston, we have a problem. […] Read More

When we label people, it keeps us from having to listen to what may be legitimate concerns about our own position. More than anything, labels reduce people to things. […] Read More

Stress, burnout and mental fatigue are causing even some of the most devout ministers to leave ministry. In particular, ministers must practice good mental health. These 5 areas will stress a pastor’s mental and emotional health. […] Read More

Our walk with Jesus should lead us beyond satisfaction with personal peace and on a quest to bring greater peace to others. I was reminded of that truth by two classic country singers – George Jones and Merle Haggard. […] Read More