50 Shades of Grey: What You Need To Know

When I began this post, my intention was to write every reason I believe women in our church should not see the upcoming film “50 Shades of Grey”. It was out of my fear that many women within our church would, under the banner of entertainment, decide God’s Word was irrelevant when they lined up to see this movie.

How to Display Christ in the Midst of Racial Tension

Over the last few months, several tragedies around the country have raised the nation’s conscious to the racial tension that exists in America. As a church, we must remember that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not theoretical but makes an actual difference in our day-to-day life. One of those differences is that in Christ, we are reconciled to God and to one another (2 Corinthians 5:16-21).

Don’t Wait Until You’re Older: Delayed Adulthood (Part 3)

If you want to ruin a happy hour, ask about your co-workers’ student loans. Or if you want to stress out your roommate, ask about her plan to pay off her credit card bill. In our series on delayed adulthood, we come to a four-letter word: DEBT.

Don’t Wait Until You’re Older: Delayed Adulthood (Part 2)

The reality is that we all have baggage with a range of severity from our childhood or teens of some type. You might feel like you are alone with your baggage, but believe me, as a pastor I talk to guys and gals regularly who have dysfunctional family issues, abuse issues, sexual regrets, addictions and other baggage that they have yet to unpack. Let’s get real…

Watch Full Movie Online And Download Be Afraid(2017)

What is one of the biggest challenges facing Millennials today? Delayed adulthood. What do I mean by “adulthood?” Well, I’m not defining adulthood in a rigid way (ie: marriage, financial independence, house, kids or steady job). Adulthood has far less to do with these socio-economic factors and much more to do with a philosophical framework that we approach life…

How to Begin the New Year

As we envision the next 363 days, all of us have a desire—if not some sort of resolution—to do some things better this year. If we’re smart, we’ll not only desire and resolve to make some changes, but we’ll create a plan to help turn our commitments into priorities.

How to Have Power at Work

All I wanted at the pet store were a couple of snails for my small aquarium. I got a bonus deal: Snails plus a mini-workshop on labor relations…

Faith in the Real World

Don’t become overwhelmed by the challenges you face because you are a Christian. Remain faithful and cling to your Christian integrity. Be intentional about telling people why you believe in the Lord Jesus. They will respect you for it—they may even find salvation because of it.

Dissolving Reluctance, Resolving to Pray

The ancient ruins of Nineveh still stand on the eastern side of the Tigris River, which could remind all of God’s compassion at the time of Jonah. But instead we see it frequently on the news—a hotbed of warring Islamic factions—and chalk it up to someplace remote where God isn’t. But today I am challenged that God is indeed active. He is actually sovereign over all peoples and cares about their well-being, just as he cared about the Ninevites so long ago.

When Discipling Isn’t as Easy as 1-2-3

I had always thought that after leading someone to Christ, I would take her to Christianity 101, go through a book, and poof—she’s a disciple! But that’s not how it’s been.