5 Lies About Christian Community That Sound True and Why They Are Not

5 Lies About Christian Community That Sound True and Why They Are Not

There is a vast difference between community in general and biblical community in particular. For instance, Christians are called to lay their lives down for the good of others (John 15:13; 1 John 3:16), whereas much of secular community is about being made much of by others. Also, biblical community holds one another accountable, especially [...]

When Pressing “Unfollow” is Not an Option

When Pressing “Unfollow” is Not an Option

It feels like people are dividing more than ever and losing the ability to talk through their differences. Have you noticed? Our world is fractured in many ways; yet, instead of talking cordially with those we disagree with, we often ignore them or seek to unfollow them like life is a social media account. Sites [...]

Take Risks for Your Days Are Numbered

Take Risks for Your Days Are Numbered

By and large, we live in a world that discourages risk-taking. Many of us, knowingly or unknowingly, have been conditioned to take the safe route through life’s twists and turns. I sometimes wonder how many people have been dissuaded from doing risky, world-changing things simply because it wasn't "realistic" or in line with "the way [...]

Will the Real Local Pastors Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Local Pastors Please Stand Up?

It seems with every passing season another high-profile pastor falls from their ministry position. Sadly, I’ve come to expect it. I should probably grieve more. I should certainly pray more. Nonetheless, I don’t believe hell loses ground by simply adding more popular or hip leaders to the church. What the church really needs are servants [...]