Blog Entries

Oct 19

How Luther Helped My Depression by Skylar Spradlin

I made it through that summer by reading the Psalms and dwelling on faith. It wasn’t my perfection or my knowledge that would please God. It wasn’t my works or my contributions that would earn God’s approval. It was only my faith.

Oct 19

The Nicene Creed: Where Did it Come From? by Bryan Litfin

To trace the history of the Nicene Creed, which centers on the relationship of Christ’s deity to God the Father’s, we must go back to the period of the ancient church.

Oct 18

Links For The Church (10/18) by Staff

This week’s links include resources on loneliness, praying for authorities, doubt, and not being easily offended.

Oct 18

Cultivating a Gracious Climate in Your Church by Jared C. Wilson

A message of grace may attract people, but a culture of grace will keep them.

Oct 15

Our Father Almighty by David McLemore

God’s fatherhood capacity has no limit.

Oct 14

The Depressing Dead End of ‘Your Truth’ by Brett McCracken

We can choose the sources of where we look for truth. We can choose how we synthesize truth and apply it as wisdom in everyday circumstances. But we don’t get to choose whether or not something is true.

Oct 13

Loving The Legalists by Jaylenn Wong

Do you still bear the marks that legalism left? If so, do you have compassion and love for those who are still under that lash?

Oct 13

The Most Important Thing by Jim Elliff

When wars have ceased, international leaders have become dust and the poverty of their souls is revealed; when enterprises crumble and the last dream has evaporated; when death has claimed the final person, and those alive are changed for their eternal future; when everything earthly and mundane is over, and each person resides in heaven […]

Oct 12

Pastors, Fight Against Fear of Man by Fighting for the Fear of the Lord by Dave Cook

When I began pastoral ministry, I didn’t realize it would be my job to disappoint people. I had to tell a young man he wasn’t ready for ministry. I had to counsel a couple that they shouldn’t get married. I had to  inform the church that Sunday’s text means exactly what they don’t want it […]

Oct 12

The Christian Creeds: An Introduction by Rhyne Putnam

From the very beginning, creeds and creedal formulations have played a crucial role in the beliefs and practices of Christian churches. Some Christians (usually in free church traditions) deny the creeds any authority in teaching or value in worship. But this rejection of tradition usually stems from a misunderstanding of the function of the creeds […]