Does Christianity offer hope and comfort in the midst of life's most difficult circumstances? (image courtesy of pixabay.com).

Making Sense of the Texas Church Massacre: What You Believe Matters-Part 2

In my previous post, I attempted to show that what you believe matters, and that when it comes to making sense of the Texas Church Massacre, atheism fails to supply adequate resources when responding to the problem of evil. I also brought up the fact that atheism offers very little comfort or satisfying responses to Read more about Making Sense of the Texas Church Massacre: What You Believe Matters-Part 2[…]

If your pastor is doing all the work, then you're not following God's guidelines for a healthy church (image courtesy of pixabay.com)

The Devil Wants Your Pastor(s) to Do All the Work in Church: Burying Gifts and Ignoring God-Given Tasks

There is a common belief within many churches today, and it is this: “The pastor (or pastors) must do all or most of the work, otherwise, what are we paying him (them) for?” This notion, however, is not from the Bible, but is from the devil and will, if continually upheld, keep many of our Read more about The Devil Wants Your Pastor(s) to Do All the Work in Church: Burying Gifts and Ignoring God-Given Tasks[…]

Let's take the long-view perspective of our lives and of our trials by seeing them through biographies of others who have traveled our path (image courtesy of pixabay.com)
Sorrowful yet always rejoicing... (image courtesy of pixabay.com)
The Holy Spirit blows wherever and whenever He wills, therefore, the results of ministry are out of our hands (image courtesy of pixabay.com)
What are your thoughts about the summer camp "spiritual high"? (images courtesy of pixabay.com)

Summer Camp, the “Spiritual High,” and the Ordinary Means of Grace

Over the past 9+ years since being in student ministry, I estimate that I’ve been involved with around 50 camps/student conferences/Dnows/mission trips, etc., and one common factor we see at the end of any weekend or week of these types is “the crash,” when returning home, from the dreaded “camp High.”  Typically, for both students Read more about Summer Camp, the “Spiritual High,” and the Ordinary Means of Grace[…]

After Certain Hardships and Death Do We Part (Image Courtesy of pixabay.com)

Adoniram Judson’s astonishing letter to his father-in-law asking for his daughter’s hand in marriage

We named our son, Judson, after the missionary Adoniram Judson, and I am proud of that fact given what I am currently learning about Judson’s life. Judson lived from 1788-1850 and was a missionary to Burma for almost 40 years. His commitment to the cause of Christ was (is!) phenomenal, humbling, and inspiring.  Before he Read more about Adoniram Judson’s astonishing letter to his father-in-law asking for his daughter’s hand in marriage[…]

Will you look up, look out, and look in during tough times? (Image Courtesy of pixabay.com)
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