With All Your Heart helps us demystify what’s going on inside of us to better understand both our sin and our Savior. Continue reading Book Review: “With All Your Heart” (A. Craig Troxel)
We pray for more, because we think more, bigger, and louder will bring us closer to where God wants us to be. But what if “more” actually hinders our ability to draw near to him? Continue reading In Praise of the Plateaued Church
I remember walking into youth group that Wednesday night around a decade ago. I was so excited about the evening’s upcoming events. As a church, we had been advertising this night heavily, encouraged on multiple occasions to make sure we invite our friends to be a part of what we were doing. There was more … Continue reading Is Inviting People to Church Enough?
Like an out-of-tune trumpet, perhaps our small groups are still making music but feel slightly off-pitch. We don’t need a new instrument or new equipment, just some quick adjustments. Continue reading 5 Tune-Ups For Stuck Small Groups
“Please excuse the mess.” We have all heard it. We have all said it. Hannah and I make plans for dinner at 6:00 with a couple we have not spent much time with before. We are both off of work and speed-walking from the garage into the house with thirty minutes left before our guests will … Continue reading Embracing Mess
While I appreciate Einstein’s commitment to knowing problems well, it’s pertinent that we spend significant time on solutions, too. Continue reading Majoring on Solutions
Recently our life group was having some discussion about leadership in the workplace. We watched a few testimonial videos of business owners who try to implement working to the glory of God into their workplaces, and leading their people well. During our time talking about how these spiritual matters find their way into our practical … Continue reading Where Females Should Lead
“Love on people.” “Doing life together.” “Being Missional.” “Life on Life Discipleship.” “Being Disciple-Makers.” You’ve probably heard at least one of those phrases used by someone in a Christian gathering this week. Some of the phrases are downright creepy (seriously, can we just cut “love on _______” from our Christianese vocab?) These kinds of phrases are not … Continue reading Are You Really A Disciple-Maker?
We have many reasons why we should be willing, even grateful, to step into relationships in which we are met with differences, criticisms, and even opposition and negativity. Continue reading How Negativity Refines Us
How can we make our conversations with others more valuable? Continue reading 10¢ Moments; $10 Conversations
During some recent devotional time through John’s Epistles, I noticed perhaps for the first time the peculiarity of the endings to two of his three epistles: Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so … Continue reading Paper and Ink
You probably haven’t read much, if anything, by Herman Bavinck. But here are a few reasons you should. Continue reading 3 Essentials of Discipleship According to Herman Bavinck
In our search for fresh answers, sometimes we forget time-tested resources. Continue reading 6 Reasons Catechisms Make Truth Stick